报告题目：Nanofluid in a lid-driven cavity with uniform and non-uniform heating of bottom wall
报 告 人：Prof. M. Muthtamilselvan
Steady state two-dimensional mixed convection in a lid-driven square cavity filled with Cu-water nanofluid is investigated numerically in the presence of internal heat generation. In the present investigation, bottom wall is uniformly and non-uniformly heated while two vertical walls are fixed and they are thermally insulated. The top wall is moving from left to right at a constant speed. The governing equations are normalized and solved numerically with boundary conditions by finite volume approach using third order accurate upwinding scheme (deferred QUICK). Effects of the pertinent physical parometers are investigated in terms of the flow and temperature fields, as well as Nusselt number distributions. The presented results show that the solid volume fraction plays a significant role on the flow and thermal fields and the Nusselt number distributions for different flow configuratiions. It is found that Richardson number strongly affect the fluid flow and heat transfer in the cavity. For Ri<1, the forced convection becomes dominant in the entire cavity, the natural convection relatively weak.
M. Muthtamilselvan received his Ph.D. in 2008 from the Department of Mathematics, Bharathiar University, India. He is currently professor at the Department of Mathemaitcs, Bharathiar University. His research interests are Conputational Fluid Dynamics(CFD), convection in nanofluids, boundary layer flow and heat transfer analysis. He has published more than 45 articles in International journals. He guided 4 Ph.D and 27 M.Phil. students in the Applied Mathematics area.