Convection in a Tilted Square Enclosure with Various Boundary Conditions and Having Heat Generating Solid Body at its Center

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2 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


In this study free convection flow and heat transfer of a fluid inside a tilted square enclosure having heat conducting and generating solid body positioned in the center of the enclosure with various thermal boundary conditions has been investigated numerically. The governing equations are transformed into non-dimensional form and the resulting partial differential equations are solved by Finite Volume Method applying power-law scheme using SIMPLE algorithm with Under-Relaxation technique. The parameters leading the problem are the aspect ratio, thermal conductivity ratio, temperature difference ratio and the angle of inclination. The effect of different thermal boundary conditions on streamlines and isotherms as well as on the rate of heat transfer on all walls of the enclosure are presented graphically.