A numerical study of the steady free convection flow in shallow and slender porous cavities filled by a nanofluid is presented. The nanofluid model takes into account the Brownian diffusion and the thermophoresis effects. The governing dimensional partial differential equations are transformed into a dimensionless form before being solved numerically using a finite difference method. Effort has been focused on the effects of four types of influential factors such as the aspect ratio, the Rayleigh and Lewis numbers, and the buoyancy-ratio parameter on the fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics.
Free Convection in Shallow and Slender Porous Cavities Filled by a Nanofluid Using Buongiorno's Model
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received October 31, 2013; final manuscript received March 31, 2014; published online April 23, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Andrey Kuznetsov.
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Sheremet, M. A., Groşan, T., and Pop, I. (April 23, 2014). "Free Convection in Shallow and Slender Porous Cavities Filled by a Nanofluid Using Buongiorno's Model." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. August 2014; 136(8): 082501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4027355
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