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Lattice boltzmann numerical scheme for the simulation of natural convection in an inclined square cavity

Che Sidek, Nor Azwadi and Nik Izual, N. I. (2010) Lattice boltzmann numerical scheme for the simulation of natural convection in an inclined square cavity. WSEAS Transactions on Mathematics, 9 (6). 417 - 426. ISSN 1109-2769

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In this paper, a mesoscale numerical method was applied to solve two dimensional, incompressible, thermal fluid flow problem. This study presents numerical prediction of natural convection heat transfer inside an inclined square cavity with perfectly conducting boundary conditions for the top and bottom walls. The lattice Boltzmann scheme with uniform mesh resolution was applied as a numerical research tool. The inclination angels were varied from 20° to 160° with 20° intervals. The results were presented in terms of streamlines and isotherms plots, and average Nusselt number in the system. We found that the flow structure together with the heat transfer mechanism are significantly dependence on the magnitude of the inclination angles. Good agreements were obtained when compared with the results published by other researchers in previous studies.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:double population, lattice boltzmann, distribution function, BGK collision, natural convection
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:26279
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Jun 2012 03:43
Last Modified:23 Jul 2012 01:29

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