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Effects of the Reynolds Number and Prandtl Number on Flow and Temperature Field inside a Square Vented Enclosure having Heat Conducting Block


M. U. Ahammad, M. M. K. Chowdhury, M. M. Rahman
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An approach is performed following finite element technique for MHD flow of viscous incompressible and electrically conducting fluid around a heat conducting solid block placed in a ventilated enclosure. A uniform transverse magnetic field is imposed in the opposite direction of flow perpendicular to the right vertical wall. Reynolds number and Prandtl number effects are investigated on flow and thermal field at a wide range of Reynolds (50≤Re≤500) and Prandtl (0.071≤Pr≤7.1) numbers. The expressions for the flow visualizations and temperature distributions inside the studied domain are presented by streamlines and isotherms. Moreover average Nusselt number at the hot wall and average bulk fluid temperature in the cavity are obtained. It is observed that the results focused in this paper are consistent with the physical reality of the flow problem.

M. U. Ahammad, M. M. K. Chowdhury, M. M. Rahman

Reynolds Number, Prandtl Number, Square Enclosure, Mixed Convection, Heat Conduction

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 4 | July-August - 2016
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2016-08-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
669-674 IJSRSET1624131   Technoscience Academy

Cite This Article

M. U. Ahammad, M. M. K. Chowdhury, M. M. Rahman, "Effects of the Reynolds Number and Prandtl Number on Flow and Temperature Field inside a Square Vented Enclosure having Heat Conducting Block", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.669-674, July-August-2016.
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