TY - GEN

T1 - Mixed convection heat transfer in a lid-driven porous cavity heated from below

AU - Al-Amiri, Abdalla M.

AU - Khanafer, Khalil M.

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - Numerical simulation of a mixed heat transfer convection in a lid-driven cavity of a rectangular cross section has been investigated. The cavity is considered to be filled with a water-saturated porous medium of a constant porosity and permeability values. Furthermore, the temperature gradient is sustained in the vertical direction by heating the bottom wall, whereas the two vertical walls were assigned an insulated boundary condition. The generalized form of the momentum equation was employed in conjunction with the single-energy equation model to simulate the transport processes in the cavity. Moreover, the thermal dispersion effect has been incorporated in the energy equation. The flow and temperature profiles were studied using some operational dimensionless parameters, such as Grashof number and Reynolds number. The results show a significant elevation in flow and energy activities as Grashof number increases. For very small Reynolds number, the results are similar to that of a pure natural convection heat transfer in a cavity.

AB - Numerical simulation of a mixed heat transfer convection in a lid-driven cavity of a rectangular cross section has been investigated. The cavity is considered to be filled with a water-saturated porous medium of a constant porosity and permeability values. Furthermore, the temperature gradient is sustained in the vertical direction by heating the bottom wall, whereas the two vertical walls were assigned an insulated boundary condition. The generalized form of the momentum equation was employed in conjunction with the single-energy equation model to simulate the transport processes in the cavity. Moreover, the thermal dispersion effect has been incorporated in the energy equation. The flow and temperature profiles were studied using some operational dimensionless parameters, such as Grashof number and Reynolds number. The results show a significant elevation in flow and energy activities as Grashof number increases. For very small Reynolds number, the results are similar to that of a pure natural convection heat transfer in a cavity.

KW - Lid-Driven Flows

KW - Porous Media

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:0348165965

SN - 0791835332

SN - 9780791835333

T3 - Proceedings of the National Heat Transfer Conference

SP - 1203

EP - 1210

BT - Proceedings of the 2001 National Heat Transfer Conference Volume 2

T2 - 2001 National Heat Transfer Conference (NHTC2001)

Y2 - 10 June 2001 through 12 June 2001

ER -