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2012 Flow Simulations Using Two Dimensional Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Method
Saeed J. Almalowi, Alparslan Oztekin
J. Appl. Math. 2012(SI07): 1-12 (2012). DOI: 10.1155/2012/135173


Lattice Boltzmann method is implemented to study hydrodynamically and thermally developing steady laminar flows in a channel. Numerical simulation of two-dimensional convective heat transfer problem is conducted using two-dimensional, nine directional D2Q9 thermal lattice Boltzmann arrangements. The velocity and temperature profiles in the developing region predicted by Lattice Boltzmann method are compared against those obtained by ANSYS-FLUENT. Velocity and temperature profiles as well as the skin friction and the Nusselt numbers agree very well with those predicted by the self-similar solutions of fully developed flows. It is clearly shown here that thermal lattice Boltzmann method is an effective computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool to study nonisothermal flow problems.


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Saeed J. Almalowi. Alparslan Oztekin. "Flow Simulations Using Two Dimensional Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Method." J. Appl. Math. 2012 (SI07) 1 - 12, 2012.


Published: 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 17 October 2012

zbMATH: 1244.76100
MathSciNet: MR2935532
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2012/135173

Rights: Copyright © 2012 Hindawi


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