Effects of discrete isoflux heat source size and angle of inclination on natural convection heat transfer flow inside a sinusoidal corrugated enclosure

S. Saha, T. Sultana, G. Saha, M. M. Rahman

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The main objective of this article is to study numerically a two-dimensional, steady and laminar viscous incompressible flow in a sinusoidal corrugated inclined enclosure. In this analysis, two vertical sinusoidal corrugated walls are maintained at a constant low temperature whereas a constant heat flux source whose length is varied from 20 to 80% of the total length of the enclosure is discretely embedded at the bottom wall. The Penalty finite element method has been used to solve the governing Navier-Stokes and energy conservation equation of the fluid medium in the enclosure in order to investigate the effects of inclination angles and discrete heat source sizes on heat transfer for different values of Grashof number. Results are presented in the form of streamline and isotherm plots. It is concluded that the average Nusselt number increases as inclination angle increases for different heat source sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1288-1296
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008



  • Corrugation amplitude
  • Grashof number
  • Natural convection
  • Nusselt number
  • Penalty finite element method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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