Analysis of convective heat transfer in a nanofluid saturated porous medium

Sheikha M. Al-Weheibi, Mohammad M. Rahman*

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Abstract

This study investigates numerically the convective heat transfer mechanisms in a nanofluid saturated porous medium inside a trapezoidal enclosure under the local thermal non-equilibrium condition. For mathematical formulation, the horizontal walls of the enclosure are well-thought-out to be adiabatic while having dissimilar temperatures for the inclined and vertical walls. The simulation is done using finite element method of Galerkin weighted residual type. The simulated data for Nusselt number are presented graphically for the key model parameters. The controlling parameters for the nanofluid and the solid matrix of the porous medium to be in thermal equilibrium are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, TFEC 2019
PublisherBegell House Inc.
Pages1457-1471
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781567004724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Event4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, TFEC 2019 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Apr 14 2019Apr 17 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Thermal and Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
Volume2019-April
ISSN (Electronic)2379-1748

Conference

Conference4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, TFEC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period4/14/194/17/19

Keywords

  • Nanofluid
  • Natural convection
  • Porous medium
  • Right-angle trapezoidal enclosure
  • Thermal nonequilibrium state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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