DRBEM Solution of Natural Convection in an Enclosure with a Conducting Solid Body

Geridönmez B.

International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Rhodes, Greece, 23 - 29 September 2015, vol.1738 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1738
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4952276
  • City: Rhodes
  • Country: Greece
  • Keywords: DRBEM, natural convection, conducting solid body, HEAT-TRANSFER, CYLINDER
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, heat transfer characteristics in presence of a conducting body placed in the center of a unit square cavity is investigated by using the dual reciprocity boundary element method (DRBEM). The governing dimensionless equations in terms of stream function, temperature and vorticity are solved numerically, and the effect of the different thermal conductivities and sizes of the solid body on heat transfer is observed by isotherms and average Nusselt number. Thermal conductivity loses its effect on heat transfer in large Ra numbers, and the increase in the size of the body with a small conductivity and large Ra enhances heat transfer.