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Lattice Boltzmann method for natural convection of a Bingham fluid in a porous cavity


Kefayati, GHR, Lattice Boltzmann method for natural convection of a Bingham fluid in a porous cavity, Physica A, 521 pp. 146-172. ISSN 0378-4371 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.physa.2019.01.044


In this paper, natural convection in a porous cavity filled with Bingham fluids has been simulated numerically. In order to study the problem, an innovative Lattice Boltzmann method for porous media of Bingham fluid is introduced. In this study, the Papanastasiou regularisation of the Bingham constitutive model has been applied for the studied Bingham fluid and moreover the Darcy-Brinkman-Forchheimer model has been employed for the porous media. Fluid flow, heat transfer, and yielded/unyielded parts have been conducted for certain pertinent parameters of Rayleigh number (Ra = 104 - 107), Darcy number (Da = 10-2, 10-4, 10-6), and porosity (𝜖 = 0.1 - 0.9). Moreover, the Bingham number (Bn) is studied in a wide range of different studied parameters. Results indicate that the heat transfer increases and the unyielded section diminishes as Rayleigh number rises. For specific Rayleigh and Darcy numbers, the increase in the Bingham number decreases the heat transfer. Furthermore, the growth of the Bingham number expands the unyielded sections in the cavity. Finally, for fixed Rayleigh and Bingham numbers, the unyielded region is decreased by the augmentation of the porosity. In addition, heat transfer augments gradually as the porosity increases.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Bingham fluid, porous media, natural convection, LBM
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
Research Field:Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Other energy
Objective Field:Other energy not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kefayati, GHR (Dr Gholamreza Kefayati)
ID Code:130537
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2019-02-01
Last Modified:2020-01-14

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