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NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF EFFECT OF PRANDTL NUMBER ON NATURAL CONVECTION USING LATTICE BOLTZMANN METHOD

Shikha Bhuyan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tezpur University

Dipankar Narayan Basu
Department of Mechanical Engg., Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, India

DOI: 10.1615/IHMTC-2017.2180
pages 1575-1580

Abstract

A thermal lattice Boltzmann approach is used to investigate the effect of entropy generation due to natural convection in differentially heated square cavity. The study has been conducted for following range of conditions; Rayleigh number (103, 104,105 and 106) and Prandtl number (0.16, 0.71 and 10). The Boussinesq approximation is made and the relaxation times for density and internal energy are kept under permissible limit. The results are depicted in terms of Nusselt number, entropy generation due to heat transfer and fluid friction. It is observed that the entropy generation due to heat transfer and Nusselt number increases with increase in Rayleigh number for all Prandtl number. Also it is observed that, the entropy generation due to fluid friction decreases with Prandtl number but increases with Rayleigh number for all Prandtl number. The effect of inclinational angle is also studied in the present work.

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