Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 95, Number 3, September 2021
Advanced Materials for Energy Harvesting, Storage, Sensing and Environmental Engineering (ICOME 2019)
|Number of page(s)||14|
|Section||Physics and Mechanics of Fluids, Microfluidics|
|Published online||19 August 2021|
MRT-LBM simulation of natural convection in square annulus with a porous coating: route to chaos★
Laboratory of Transfer Phenomena, Faculty of Mechanical and Process Engineering, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algiers, Algeria
2 Superior School of Applied Sciences, Algiers, Algeria
3 Laboratory of Multiphase Transport and Porous Media, Faculty of Mechanical and Process Engineering, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algiers, Algeria
4 Laboratory of Energy, Materials and Systems Engineering, National School of Applied Sciences of Agadir, University of Ibn Zohr, Morocco
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Received in final form: 14 December 2020
Accepted: 16 July 2021
Published online: 19 August 2021
In this work, multiple-relaxation-time lattice Boltzmann method is applied for examining transient natural convection in a square annulus of circular interior cylinder. This duct is covered by a porous deposit on all interior walls. The Darcy-Brinkman-Forchheimer equation is implemented to model the momentum equations in the porous matrix and the Boussinesq approximation is assumed for buoyancy term. The impact of Darcy number (10−6 ≤ Da ≤ 10−2), Rayleigh number (Ra ≥ 101), radius ratio of the circular cylinder (0.05 ≤ R ≤ 0.40) and the thickness of the porous layer (0.05 ≤ δ ≤ 0.15) on natural convection are analysed. The outcomes are represented under the form of stream functions, isotherms and mean Nusselt number. In addition, temporal evolution and phase portrait are plotted to examine the unsteady flow at elevated Rayleigh numbers. The results are coherent and show that natural convection develops from stable state to chaotic flow via periodic and quasi-periodic oscillatory regimes as the Rayleigh number increases.
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