RESEARCH PAPERS: Analytical and Experimental Techniques

Numerical Modeling of Conjugate Heat Transfer on Complex Geometries With Diagonal Cartesian Method, Part I: Methods

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W. L Lin, K. D. Carlson, C.-J. Chen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Florida A&M University and Florida State University, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310

J. Heat Transfer 121(2), 253-260 (May 01, 1999) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2825975 History: Received June 25, 1998; Revised January 22, 1999; Online December 05, 2007


In this study, a diagonal Cartesian method for thermal analysis is developed for simulation of conjugate heat transfer over complex boundaries. This method uses diagonal line segments in addition to Cartesian line segments to approximate complex boundaries in Cartesian coordinates. The velocity fields are also modeled using the diagonal Cartesian method. The transport equations are discretized with the finite analytic (FA) method. The current work is validated by simulating a rotated lid-driven cavity flow with conjugate heat transfer, and accurate results are obtained.

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