Mixed convection in a square cavity due to heat generating rectangular body

S.Z. Shuja (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)
B.S. Yilbas (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)
M.O. Iqbal (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Flow in the cavity with heat generating body finds wide domestic and industrial applications. The heat transfer characteristics and the irreversibility generated in the cavity depend on mainly the cavity size, aspect ratio of the heat generating body, and inlet/exit port locations. In the present study, effect of exit port locations on the heat transfer characteristics and irreversibility generation in a square cavity with heat generating body is investigated. A numerical simulation is carried out to predict the velocity and temperature fields in the cavity. To examine the effect of solid body aspect ratio on the heat transfer characteristics two extreme aspect ratios (0.25 and 4.0) are considered in the analysis. Fifteen different locations of exit port are introduced while air is used as an environment in the cavity. It is found that non‐uniform cooling of the solid body occurs for exit port location numbers of 13 and beyond. In this case, heat transfer reduces while irreversibility increases in the cavity. These findings are valid for both aspect ratios of the solid body.

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Shuja, S., Yilbas, B. and Iqbal, M. (2000), "Mixed convection in a square cavity due to heat generating rectangular body", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 10 No. 8, pp. 824-841. https://doi.org/10.1108/09615530010359120

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