Flow and heat transfer characteristics of non-Newtonian fluid in a square enclosure containing an internal cylinder

Sudhanshu Pandey, Yong Gap Park, Man Yeong Ha (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Buoyancy-driven flows were investigated inside an enclosure with an inner cylinder embedded within it. The square enclosure contains the power law fluids. The effects are reported for the position of the cylinder along the horizontal and diagonal directions on the flow and thermal characteristics based on a rigorous unsteady numerical analysis. The cylinder was placed at several locations along the diagonal near the top-left corner, the center, and near the bottom right corner. The cylinder was also placed along the horizontal centerline near the right wall. This paper reports the effects of shear thickening and thinning fluids on the heat transfer mechanism in the enclosure. The thermal characteristics were more pronounced when the cylinder was near the bottom right corner than when near the top left corner and at the center. Pseudoplastic and dilatant fluids can be used in applications requiring increased and decreased heat transfer rates, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3079-3094
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Circular cylinder
  • Natural convection
  • Power law fluid
  • Square enclosure

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