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Simulation of double diffusive natural convection and entropy generation of power-law fluids in an inclined porous cavity with Soret and Dufour effects (Part I: Study of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer)

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Kefayati, GHR, Simulation of double diffusive natural convection and entropy generation of power-law fluids in an inclined porous cavity with Soret and Dufour effects (Part I: Study of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 94 pp. 539-581. ISSN 0017-9310 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.11.044

Abstract

In this paper, double diffusive natural convection of non-Newtonian power-law fluids in an inclined porous cavity in the presence of Soret and Dufour parameters has been analyzed by Finite Difference Lattice Boltzmann Method (FDLBM). This study has been performed for the certain pertinent parameters of thermal Rayleigh number (RaT = 104 and 105), Darcy number (Da = 10−4, 10−3, and 10−2), power-law index (n = 0.61.4), Lewis number (Le = 2.5 and 5), inclined angles (θ = 0, 40, 80, and 120), Dufour parameter (Df = 0, 1, and 5), Soret parameter (Sr = 0, 1, and 5) and the buoyancy ratio (N = −1 and 1). Results indicate that the augmentation of the Darcy number causes heat and mass transfer to rise for different power-law indexes. At Da = 10−4, the heat and mass transfer increase with the augmentation of the power-law index in the absence of the Soret and Dufour parameters. The rise of the inclined angle from θ = 0 to 40 and from θ = 80 to 120 provokes heat and mass transfer to augment. As the Soret and Dufour numbers equal zero, the heat transfer enhances with the increment of the power-law index at Da = 10−3. The heat transfer increases with the rise of the Dufour parameter and the mass transfer enhances as the Soret parameter increases for different power-law indexes and thermal Rayleigh numbers. In some cases, the augmentation of Soret and Dufour parameters alter the behavior of heat and mass transfer against the alteration of the power-law index.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Power-law model, Natural convection, Porous media, FDLBM, Mass transfer, Soret and Dufour parameters
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Interdisciplinary Engineering
Research Field:Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy Transformation
Objective Field:Energy Transformation not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kefayati, GHR (Dr Gholamreza Kefayati)
ID Code:127672
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:42
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2018-08-08
Last Modified:2018-09-06
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