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Simulation of magnetic field effect on natural convection of non-Newtonian power-law fluids in a sinusoidal heated cavity using FDLBM

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Kefayati, GHR, Simulation of magnetic field effect on natural convection of non-Newtonian power-law fluids in a sinusoidal heated cavity using FDLBM, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 53 pp. 139-153. ISSN 0735-1933 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2014.02.026

Abstract

In this paper, the effect of a magnetic field on natural convection of non-Newtonian power-law fluids in a cavity with a sinusoidal heated wall has been analyzed by finite difference Lattice Boltzmann method (FDLBM). This study has been performed for the certain pertinent parameters of Rayleigh number (Ra=104and 105), Prandtl number (Pr=10), Hartmann number (Ha=0-60) and power-law index (n=0.5-1.5) as the magnetic field is applied at different inclinations of γ=0° and 90°. Results indicate that the augmentation of the power-law index in the absence of the magnetic field causes heat transfer to drop. The magnetic field decreases heat transfer in different power-law indexes generally. The increment of the magnetic field power decreases the effect of the power-law index on heat transfer. The magnetic field for various Hartmann numbers at Ra=104has different effects on heat transfer against the enhancement of power-law index. At Ra=105and in the presence of the magnetic field, the heat transfer falls with the rise of the power-law index as the effect is weakened by the increase of Hartmann number significantly. The amount of the magnetic field influence on the heat transfer and the fluid flow is different in the vertical and horizontal ones. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Non-Newtonian Power-law model Natural convection MHD FDLBM
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:127730
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:40
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2018-08-10
Last Modified:2018-09-06
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