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Natural convection of ferrofluid in a linearly heated cavity utilizing LBM


Kefayati, GHR, Natural convection of ferrofluid in a linearly heated cavity utilizing LBM, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 191 pp. 1-9. ISSN 0167-7322 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.molliq.2013.11.021


In this paper, heat dissipation effect of a ferrofluid on natural convection flow in a cavity with linearly temperature distribution at the presence of an external magnetic source has been analyzed with Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). The cavity is filled with kerosene as the carrier fluid and nanoscale ferromagnetic particle of cobalt. This study has been performed for the pertinent parameters in the following ranges: the Rayleigh number of base fluid, Ra = 103-105, the volumetric fraction of nanoscale ferromagnetic particle between 0 and 3% and the size of the nanoscale ferromagnetic particle is fixed at 45 nm. Results show that the heat transfer decreases by the increment of the nanoscale ferromagnetic particle volume fraction for various Rayleigh numbers. The external magnetic source influences the nanoscale ferromagnetic particle at Ra = 105more than other Raleigh numbers as the least effect is observed at Ra = 103. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Natural convection, Ferrofluid, External magnetic source, Linearly temperature distribution, Lattice Boltzmann method
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
Research Field:Experimental methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy transformation
Objective Field:Energy transformation not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kefayati, GHR (Dr Gholamreza Kefayati)
ID Code:127727
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:117
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2018-08-10
Last Modified:2018-09-20

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