Lattice boltzmann simulation on natural convection heat transfer in a two-dimensional cavity filled with heterogeneously porous medium

Wei Wei Yan, Yang Liu, Zhao L.I. Guo, X. U. You-Sheng

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The natural convection problem in a square cavity filled with heterogeneously porous medium is solved by lattice Boltzmann method. The temperature distribution is fully coupled with the fluid velocity through relaxation time. The present calculated results are in good agreement with available published data. It is found that the porosity of porous media near the walls has significant influence on the heat transfer, and the porosity of middle porous medium has little influence on the natural convection. It is of particular interest for thermal management in electronic packages, since it can reduce the space of air.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-783
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006


  • Heat transfer
  • LBM
  • Porous medium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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