Natural convection in a wavy open porous cavity filled with a nanofluid: Tiwari and Das’ nanofluid model

M. A. Sheremet, I. Pop, A. Shenoy

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Abstract

Natural convective heat transfer and fluid flow in an open porous cavity filled with a nanofluid is studied numerically using the Tiwari and Das nanofluid model. The transport equations for mass, momentum and energy formulated in dimensionless stream function and temperature are solved numerically using a second-order accurate finite difference method. Particular efforts are focused on the effects of the governing parameters on the heat and fluid flow. It is found that an increase in undulation number of the wavy vertical wall leads to an attenuation of convective flow and a decrease in the heat transfer rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number62
JournalEuropean Physical Journal Plus
Volume131
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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