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Lattice Boltzmann simulation of turbulent natural convection in a square cavity using Cu/water nanofluid


Sajjadi, H and Abbassi, MB and Kefayati, GHR, Lattice Boltzmann simulation of turbulent natural convection in a square cavity using Cu/water nanofluid, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 27, (8) pp. 2341-2349. ISSN 1738-494X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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KSME & Springer 2013

DOI: doi:10.1007/s12206-013-0618-5


In this paper, lattice Boltzmann simulation of turbulent natural convection with large-eddy simulations (LES) in a square cavity which is filled by water/copper nanofluid has been investigated. The present results are validated by experimental data at Ra = 1.58×109. This study is conducted for high Rayleigh numbers (Ra = 107-109) and volume fractions of nanoparticles (0 ≤ Φ ≤ 0.06). In this research, the effects of nanoparticles are displayed on streamlines and isotherms counters, local and average Nusselt numbers. The average Nusselt number is enhanced by the augmentation of nanoparticle volume fraction in the base fluid while the manner has an erratic trend toward different Rayleigh numbers. © 2013 The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Lattice Boltzmann method, natural convection, nanofluid, turbulence, heat transfer
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:127734
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:31
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2018-08-10
Last Modified:2018-09-20

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