Gupta, Satish Kumar and Chatterjee, Dipankar and Mondal, Bittagopal (2015) Investigation of Mixed Convection in a Ventilated Cavity in the Presence of a Heat Conducting Circular Cylinder. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 67 (1). pp. 52-74.

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The study is aimed to investigate the mixed convective transport within a ventilated square cavity in presence of a heat conducting circular cylinder. The fluid flow is imposed through an opening at the bottom of the left cavity wall and is taken away by a similar opening at the top of the right cavity wall. The cylinder is placed at the center of the cavity. Two cases are considered depending on the thermal conditions of the cavity walls. In the first case, the left and right vertical walls are kept isothermal with different temperatures and the top and bottom horizontal walls are considered as thermally insulated. For the second case, the top and bottom walls are maintained at different constant temperatures and the left and right walls are considered adiabatic. Heat transfer due to forced flow, thermal buoyancy, and conduction within the cylinder are taken into account. Effect of the cylinder size (0.1 ≤ D ≤ 0.5) and the solid–fluid thermal conductivity ratio (0.1 ≤ K ≤ 10) are explored for various values of Richardson number (0 ≤ Ri ≤ 5) at fixed Reynolds (Re = 100) and Prandtl (Pr = 0.71) numbers. The fluid dynamic and thermal transport phenomena are depicted through streamline and isotherm plots. Additionally, the global thermal parameters such as the average Nusselt number and average fluid temperature of the cavity are presented. It is found that the aforementioned parameters have significant influences on the fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics in the cavity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computational fluid dynamics
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 07:12
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 07:12

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