Alsabery, Ammar I. and Tayebi, Tahar and Roslan, Rozaini and Chamkha, Ali J. and Hashim, Ishak
(2020)
*Entropy generation and mixed convection flow inside a wavy-walled enclosure containing a rotating solid cylinder and a heat source.*
Entropy, 22 (6).
pp. 1-20.
ISSN 1099-4300

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## Abstract

The current study investigates the 2D entropy production and the mixed convection inside a wavy-walled chamber containing a rotating cylinder and a heat source. The heat source of finite-length h is placed in the middle of the left vertical surface in which its temperature is fixed at T. The temperature of the right vertical surface, however, is maintained at lower temperature Tc. The remaining parts of the left surface and the wavy horizontal surfaces are perfectly insulated. The governing equations and the complex boundary conditions are non-dimensionalized and solved using the weighted residual finite element method, in particular, the Galerkin method. Various active parameters are considered, i.e., Rayleigh number Ra = 103 and 105, number of oscillations: 1 ≤ N ≤ 4, angular rotational velocity: -1000 ≤ Ω ≤ 1000, and heat source length: 0.2 ≤ H ≤ 0.8. A mesh independence test is carried out and the result is validated against the benchmark solution. Results such as stream function, isotherms and entropy lines are plotted and we found that fluid flow can be controlled by manipulating the rotating velocity of the circular cylinder. For all the considered oscillation numbers, the Bejan number is the highest for the case involving a nearly stationary inner cylinder.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | Rotating inner cylinder; heat source; entropy generation; mixed convection; heat transfer; wavy cavity |

Subjects: | T Technology > T Technology (General) T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ255-265 Heat engines |

Divisions: | Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Postgraduate |

Depositing User: | Miss Afiqah Faiqah Mohd Hafiz |

Date Deposited: | 30 Jan 2022 02:02 |

Last Modified: | 30 Jan 2022 02:02 |

URI: | http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6309 |

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