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November 10, 2017
PUIO, Bâtiment 640
Europe/Paris timezone
Journée Energie - TRANSFERTS - Efficacité

Numerical modelling of rough Rayleigh-Bénard convection

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Grand Amphi (PUIO, Bâtiment 640)

Grand Amphi

PUIO, Bâtiment 640

Rue Louis de Broglie, Campus, Orsay
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Mebarek Belkadi (LIMSI)


We present direct numerical simulations of buoyant convection over a rough heated plate placed in a Rayleigh Bénard cell. The roughness is introduced by a set of cubic obstacles regularly spaced, modelled by using an immersed boundary method. This study aims at clarifying interactions between the large scale circulation filling the box, plume emission and the enhancement of the heat transfer. The simulations are performed in a box-shaped cell at fixed Prandtl number ($Pr = 4,38$) with the Rayleigh number $Ra$ ranging from $10^5$ to $5\cdot10^9$. As expected, results show an increase of heat transfer (measured by the Nusselt number $Nu$), when the mean thermal boundary-layer thickness becomes comparable with the obstacle height, in agreement with previous experimental and numerical studies from the literature.

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Mebarek Belkadi (LIMSI) Anne Sergent (UPMC / LIMSI) Bérengère Podvin (CNRS LIMSI)

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