Effect of the buoyancy force on natural convection in a cubical cavity with a heat source of triangular cross-section

N. S. Gibanov, M. A. Sheremet

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Numerical analysis of laminar natural convection inside a cubical cavity with a local heat source of triangular cross-section has been conducted. The mathematical model formulated in dimensionless variables such as «vector potential functions - vorticity vector» has been solved by the finite difference method of the second order accuracy. The three-dimensional temperature fields, 2D streamlines and isotherms in a wide range of the Rayleigh number from 104 to 106 have been presented illustrating variations of the fluid flow and heat transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012057
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2016
EventInternational Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Automation and Control Systems 2015, MEACS 2015 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 1 Dec 20154 Dec 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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