Numerical investigation for Natural Convection in a square Enclosure With partially active thermal sides’ wall


Noor Raad Mohammed*, Luma F. Ali


Department of Mechanical Engineering / Engineering College/ University of Baghdad

Corresponding Author Email: noor.raad1993.nr@gmail.com

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Three-dimensional cavity was investigated numerical in the current study filled with porous medium from a saturated fluid. The problem configuration consists of two insulated bottom and right wall and left vertical wall maintained at constant temperatures at variable locations, using two discretized heaters. The porous cavity fluid motion was represented by the momentum equation generalized model. The present investigation thermophysical parameters included the local thermal equilibrium condition. The isotherms and streamlines was used to examine energy transport and momentum. The meaning of changing parameters on the established average Nusselt number, temperature and velocity distribution are highlighted and discussed.