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A lattice Boltzmann model for thermal non-Newtonian fluid flows through porous media


Kefayati, GHR and Tang, H and Chan, A and Wang, X, A lattice Boltzmann model for thermal non-Newtonian fluid flows through porous media, Computers and Fluids, 176 pp. 226-244. ISSN 0045-7930 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.09.002


Following recent studies by Huilgol and Kefayati [1,2], that developed a thermal Lattice Boltzmann method for different non-Newtonian fluids, we propose, in this paper, a general lattice Boltzmann method for thermal incompressible non-Newtonian fluids through porous media. Since no restrictions are placed on the constitutive equations in this method, the theoretical development can be applied to all fluids, whether they be Newtonian, or power law fluids, or viscoelastic and Bingham fluids. To validate the accuracy of the method, natural convection in a porous cavity was studied and compared with previous studies. Next, we employ the model to simulate natural convection of power-law and Bingham fluids in a porous cavity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:non-Newtonian fluid, porous media, natural convection, LBM
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy transformation
Objective Field:Energy transformation not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kefayati, GHR (Dr Gholamreza Kefayati)
UTAS Author:Chan, A (Professor Andrew Chan)
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:128541
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:20
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2018-09-28
Last Modified:2019-02-26

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