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Simulation of double diffusive natural convection and entropy generation of power-law fluids in an inclined porous cavity with Soret and Dufour effects (Part I: Study of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer)

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posted on 2023-05-19, 20:13 authored by Gholamreza KefayatiGholamreza Kefayati
In this paper, double diffusive natural convection of non-Newtonian power-law fluids in an inclined porous cavity in the presence of Soret and Dufour parameters has been analyzed by Finite Difference Lattice Boltzmann Method (FDLBM). This study has been performed for the certain pertinent parameters of thermal Rayleigh number (RaT = 104 and 105), Darcy number (Da = 10−4, 10−3, and 10−2), power-law index (n = 0.6–1.4), Lewis number (Le = 2.5 and 5), inclined angles (θ = 0°, 40°, 80°, and 120°), Dufour parameter (Df = 0, 1, and 5), Soret parameter (Sr = 0, 1, and 5) and the buoyancy ratio (N = −1 and 1). Results indicate that the augmentation of the Darcy number causes heat and mass transfer to rise for different power-law indexes. At Da = 10−4, the heat and mass transfer increase with the augmentation of the power-law index in the absence of the Soret and Dufour parameters. The rise of the inclined angle from θ = 0° to 40° and from θ = 80° to 120° provokes heat and mass transfer to augment. As the Soret and Dufour numbers equal zero, the heat transfer enhances with the increment of the power-law index at Da = 10−3. The heat transfer increases with the rise of the Dufour parameter and the mass transfer enhances as the Soret parameter increases for different power-law indexes and thermal Rayleigh numbers. In some cases, the augmentation of Soret and Dufour parameters alter the behavior of heat and mass transfer against the alteration of the power-law index.


Publication title

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer








School of Engineering


Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd

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United Kingdom

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Energy transformation not elsewhere classified