Predictions of lid-driven flow and heat convection in an arc-shape cavity

Mei Hsia Chang, Chin Hsiang Cheng

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The present study is aimed to study flow behaviors and heat transfer characteristics for a lid-driven air flow within an arc-shape cavity. Stream function-vorticity formulation representing the laws of conservation in mass, momentum, and energy in terms of a curvilinear coordinate is solved numerically. Attention has been focused on the effects of the inertial and buoyant forces exerted on the fluid. Results for various Reynolds numbers (Re), Grashof numbers (Gr), and inclination angles (φ) are presented. The ranges of these parameters considered in this study are 100≤Re≤ 2000, 0≤Gr≤108, and 0≤φ≤2π.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-838
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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