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Modelling of Convective Heat Transfer of Nanofluid in Inversed L-Shaped Cavities

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 21 No. 1, May 2016, Pages 1-12

N. A. Che Sidik1,*, A. Safdari1
1Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: azwadi@mail.fkm.utm.my

KEYWORDS

Nanofluid, Volume fraction, Nusselt number, Rayleigh number, Numerical method

ABSTRACT

Research on nanofluids has been quite intensive in the past decade. Whilst there have been many studies analyzing the performance of nanofluids, the behavior of nanofluid confined in complicated geometry, especially those using numerical simulation, are scarce. In this study, the behaviors of nanofluid in inverse L-shaped of cavity were simulated using in-house matlab code. The cubic interpolated pseudo particle method was used to solve the governing equation of nanofluid. The results showed improvements in terms heat transfer with the presence of nanofluid and the nanoparticle volume fraction significantly increase the Nusselt number in the enclosure. Analyses on the aspect ratio, Rayleigh number, nanoparticle volume fraction and thermal conductivity of nanofluid showed their significant effect on the performance of the nanofluid confined in inverse L-shaped of cavity.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Che Sidik, N. A., et al. “Modelling of Convective Heat Transfer of Nanofluid in Inversed L-Shaped Cavities.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 21.1 (2016): 1-12.

APA
Che Sidik, N. A., & Safdari, A. (2016). Modelling of Convective Heat Transfer of Nanofluid in Inversed L-Shaped Cavities. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 21(1), 1-12.

Chicago
Che Sidik, N. A., and A. Safdari. “Modelling of Convective Heat Transfer of Nanofluid in Inversed L-Shaped Cavities.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 21, no. 1 (2016): 1-12.

Harvard
Che Sidik, N.A. and Safdari, A., 2016. Modelling of Convective Heat Transfer of Nanofluid in Inversed L-Shaped Cavities. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 21(1), pp.1-12.

Vancouver
Che Sidik, NA, Safdari, A. Modelling of Convective Heat Transfer of Nanofluid in Inversed L-Shaped Cavities. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2016;21(1):1-12.

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