Buoyancy convection in a cavity with mutually orthogonal heated plates

S. Saravanan, A. K. Abdul Hakeem, P. Kandaswamy, J. Lee

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Buoyancy driven convection in a square cavity induced by two mutually orthogonal arbitrarily placed heated thin plates is studied numerically under isothermal and isoflux boundary conditions. The flow is assumed to be two-dimensional. The coupled governing equations were solved by the finite difference method using the Alternating Direction Implicit technique and Successive Over Relaxation method. The steady state results are depicted in terms of streamline and isotherm plots. It is found that the resulting convection pattern is stronger for the isothermal boundary condition. A better overall heat transfer can be achieved by placing one of the plates far away from the center of the cavity for isothermal boundary condition and near the center of the cavity for isoflux boundary condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2903-2912
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Mathematics with Applications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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