Journal of Applied Mathematics

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  • Volume 2012, Special Issue (2012), Article ID 939620, 10 pages.

Natural Convection in an Inclined Porous Cavity with Spatial Sidewall Temperature Variations

M. S. Selamat, R. Roslan, and I. Hashim

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Abstract

The natural convection in an inclined porous square cavity is investigated numerically. The left wall is assumed to have spatial sinusoidal temperature variations about a constant mean value, while the right wall is cooled. The horizontal walls are considered adiabatic. A finite difference method is used to solve numerically the nondimensional governing equations. The effects of the inclination angle of the cavity, the amplitude and wave numbers of the heated sidewall temperature variation on the natural convection in the cavity are studied. The maximum average Nusselt number occurs at different wave number. It also found that the inclination could influence the Nusselt number.

Article information

Source
J. Appl. Math., Volume 2012, Special Issue (2012), Article ID 939620, 10 pages.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 17 October 2012

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1350488789

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1155/2012/939620

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2935537

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1244.76111

Citation

Selamat, M. S.; Roslan, R.; Hashim, I. Natural Convection in an Inclined Porous Cavity with Spatial Sidewall Temperature Variations. J. Appl. Math. 2012, Special Issue (2012), Article ID 939620, 10 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/939620. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1350488789


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