Effect Of Non-Darcian Flow On Natural Convection Inside Rectangular Cavity With Saturated Porous Media Using Vertical Partition

Abstract

AbstractThis numerical study documents the effect of an adiabatic internal flow partition on natural convection heat transfer in a two dimensional enclosure filled with saturated porous media whereas the partition attached vertically on the lower insolated wall. The study concluded the effect of partition using different lengths (LP=0.3, 0.5 and 0.7), locations (XP=0.3, 0.5 and 0.7) and different inertia effect (Fs/Pr=10-2, 10-3 and 10-4) on heat transfer with aspect ratio (A=1.0). A continuity, energy and momentum equations are analyzed and solved using finite difference with Gauss-siedel iterative method. From results, it’s clear that the partition caused a deflection on stream lines causing a disturbance in the flow patterns. This affected the heat transfer rate represented by Nusselt number. Also, for a wide range of governing parameter, it may be concluded that the partition reduces the heat transfer rate.Key Words: Heat transfer, Porous media, Natural convection, partition, Enclosure