Review on Mixed Convective Heat Transfer in Different Geometries of Cavity with Lid Driven
Mustafa Abdul Salam Mustafa†, Hasanen Mohammed Hussain‡, Auday Awad Abtan‡†, Laith Jaafer Habeeb‡†
†Al Rafidain University Collage, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Department, Bagdad, Iraq
‡University of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Department
‡†University of Technology, Training and Workshops Center, Baghdad, Iraq.
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The present article represents a review on heat transfer process by forced and mixed convection of lid-driven cavity with different shapes at low cost by different techniques. Lid-driven cavity flows have multiple realistic technological and industrial uses, for example oil extraction, technologies of lubrication, solar collectors, crystal growth, heat exchangers, food processing, nuclear reactors, cooling of electronic devices, and production of float glass. Combined convection flow in lid-driven cavities happens as a result of shear flow caused by the lid movement and buoyancy flow produced by non-homogeneity of the cavity thermal boundaries. In the past decade, several investigations on combined convection heat transfer in lid-driven cavity have been carried out. Many geometries of the lid-driven cavities had been studied such as circle, wavy, square, rectangle, and triangle; with different thermal boundary conditions enhancement techniques. This paper presents a review of enhancement techniques and highlights the most important results drawn from them.