3D Buoyancy-Induced Flow and Entropy Generation of Nanofluid-Filled Open Cavities Having Adiabatic Diamond Shaped Obstacles

Lioua Kolsi, Omid Mahian, Hakan Öztop, Walid Aich, Mohamed Borjini, Nidal Abu-Hamdeh, Habib Aissia
2016 Entropy  
A three dimensional computational solution has been obtained to investigate the natural convection and entropy generation of nanofluid-filled open cavities with an adiabatic diamond shaped obstacle. In the model, the finite volume technique was used to solve the governing equations. Based on the configuration, the cavity is heated from the left vertical wall and the diamond shape was chosen as adiabatic. Effects of nanoparticle volume fraction, Rayleigh number (10 3 ď Ra ď 10 6 ) and width of
more » ... 6 ) and width of diamond shape were studied as governing parameters. It was found that the geometry of the partition is a control parameter for heat and fluid flow inside the open enclosure.
doi:10.3390/e18060232 fatcat:xhi6yvz7ovgjlejziyzr2lz45m