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DOS SANTOS, Elizaldo D; XAVIER, Carla M  and  PETRY, Adriane P. Numerical Study of Isothermal Turbulent Channel Flows and Mixed Convection Laminar Cavity Flows. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.1, pp.71-82. ISSN 0718-0764.

A numerical study about three-dimensional steady state turbulent channel flows and laminar transient cavity flows with mixed convection heat transfer has been done. The solution of the conservation equations is obtained by means of Finite Element Method and Taylor-Galerkin explicit scheme. Large Eddy Simulation is employed for the treatment of turbulence. For the isothermal case, flows with Re = 3300 were simulated using the Smagorinsky and Dynamical subgrid models. The latter model allowed improving the average velocity profiles as well as turbulence statistics. The transient velocity and temperature fields were compared with results of the literature, leading to a deviation lower than 6%.

Keywords : turbulent flow; laminar flow; mixed convection; cavities; numerical methods.

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