Natural convection of water-CuO nanofluid in a cavity with two pairs of heat source-sink

Aminossadati, S. M. and Ghasemi, B. (2011) Natural convection of water-CuO nanofluid in a cavity with two pairs of heat source-sink. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 38 5: 672-678. doi:10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2011.03.013

Author Aminossadati, S. M.
Ghasemi, B.
Title Natural convection of water-CuO nanofluid in a cavity with two pairs of heat source-sink
Journal name International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0735-1933
Publication date 2011-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2011.03.013
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 38
Issue 5
Start page 672
End page 678
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
1500 Chemical Engineering
3104 Condensed Matter Physics
Abstract Natural convection in a two-dimensional square cavity filled with a water–CuO nanofluid is numerically studied. Two pairs of heat source–sink are considered to cover the entire length of the bottom wall of the cavity while the other walls are thermally insulated. The nanofluid is assumed to be homogenous and Newtonian. The governing differential equations are discretised by the control volume approach and the coupling between velocity and pressure is solved using the SIMPLE algorithm. A comparison study is presented between two cases with different arrangements of the two pairs on the bottom wall. The effects of Rayleigh number and solid volume fraction of the nanofluid on the heat transfer rate have also been examined. The results show that regardless of the position of the pairs of source–sink, the heat transfer rate increases with an increase of the Rayleigh number and the solid volume fraction.
Keyword Square cavity
Natural convection
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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