Test of turbulence models for natural convection in an open cubic tilted cavity

A. Piña-Ortiz, J. F. Hinojosa, V. M. Maytorena

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A comparison was made between six turbulence models and experimental temperature profiles for the turbulent natural convection in a tilted open cubic cavity. The experimental setup consists of a cubic cavity of 1m by side with one vertical wall receiving a constant and uniform heat flux, whereas the remaining walls are thermally insulated. The thermal fluid is air and the aperture is facing the heated wall. The temperature profiles were obtained at different heights and depths and each one consists of 10 positions inside the cavity. A commercial computational fluid dynamic software was used for the simulation and different turbulence models of k-εt and k-ω families were evaluated against experimental data. The lowest absolute average percentage difference for the experimental and numerical temperature profiles was for the rk-εt model and the highest was for the sk-ω model. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)264-273
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


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