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RESEARCH PAPER

Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in a Lid-Driven Cavity Due to an Oscillating Thin Fin: Transient Behavior

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Xundan Shi, J. M. Khodadadi

Mechanical Engineering Department, Auburn University, 201 Ross Hall, Auburn, Alabama 36849-5341, USA

J. Heat Transfer 126(6), 924-930 (Jan 26, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1833362 History: Received November 08, 2003; Revised June 01, 2004; Online January 26, 2005
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Model of a square lid-driven cavity: (a) geometry and the coordinate system; (b) oscillating length of the fin
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A comparison of the mean Nusselt number of the system for various time steps (Re=1000,TR=0.1)
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Transient evolution of the flow field (Re=1000,TR=10) during the (a) first, (b) second and (c) fifth cycles
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Transient evolution of the temperature field (Re=1000,TR=10) during the eleventh cycle (contour level increment of 0.05)
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Transient response of the mean Nusselt numbers on four walls: (a) Nut, (b) Nur, (c) Nul and (d) Nub for Re=100 and TR=10
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Transient response of the mean Nusselt numbers on four walls: (a) Nut, (b) Nur, (c) Nul and (d) Nub for Re=100 and TR=1
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Transient response of the mean Nusselt numbers on four walls: (a) Nut, (b) Nur, (c) Nul and (d) Nub for Re=100 and TR=0.1
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Transient response of the mean Nusselt numbers on four walls: (a) Nut, (b) Nur, (c) Nul and (d) Nub for Re=1000 and TR=10
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Transient response of the mean Nusselt numbers on four walls: (a) Nut, (b) Nur, (c) Nul and (d) Nub for Re=1000 and TR=0.1
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Variations of the steady-state and time-averaged mean Nusselt numbers on the four walls for Re=1000

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