Volume 5, Issue 3
Natural Convection in a Concentric Annulus: A Lattice Boltzmann Method Study with Boundary Condition-Enforced Immersed Boundary Method

Yang Hu ,  Xiao-Dong Niu ,  Shi Shu ,  Haizhuan Yuan and Mingjun Li


Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 5 (2013), pp. 321-336.

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  • Abstract

In this paper, a boundary condition-enforced IBM is introduced into the LBM in order to satisfy the non-slip and temperature boundary conditions, and natural convections in a concentric isothermal annulus between a square outer cylinder and a circular inner cylinder are simulated. The obtained results show that the boundary condition-enforced method gives a better solution for the flow field and the complicated physics of the natural convections in the selected case is correctly captured. The calculated average Nusselt numbers agree well with the previous studies.

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Published online: 2013-05

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