# Problem in laminar natural convection in cavity

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 June 26, 2014, 07:06 Problem in laminar natural convection in cavity #1 New Member   Join Date: Mar 2014 Posts: 16 Rep Power: 7 hi every one i have modeled a 2d cavity in fluent and openfoam for natural convection heat transfer they gave me the same results but not the same with the experimental results. so i'm asking for your advices the upper edge in cavity is adiabatic and left and right wall are in constant temp (Tc) and a part of lower wall is in constant temp(Th) and some part of it are adiabatic i have attached the steps i used in modeling the problem in fluent and the results as well i really need your helps because i;m about to fail my coarse!!! thank you in advance Nuextent.xlsx 2.JPG 3.JPG 4.JPG 5.JPG

 June 26, 2014, 07:08 #2 New Member   Join Date: Mar 2014 Posts: 16 Rep Power: 7 the other steps 6.JPG 7.JPG 8.JPG 123.JPG 1234.JPG

 June 26, 2014, 09:44 #3 Member   Mustafa Join Date: May 2013 Posts: 52 Rep Power: 8 From density choose boussniq

June 26, 2014, 10:09
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 Originally Posted by Mohawk From density choose boussniq
i did but it converged with 3 iterations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 June 27, 2014, 06:10 asking for help #5 New Member   Join Date: Mar 2014 Posts: 16 Rep Power: 7 anyone ???? please i need help!!

 June 27, 2014, 10:55 #6 Senior Member   Join Date: Feb 2013 Location: Germany Posts: 200 Rep Power: 19 Make sure that Nusselt number is calculated the same way in simulation and experiment. Nusselt number in fluent is calculated as, with . q is the local heat flux, k is the local heat conductivity. The reference values are defined in the corresponding panel "reference values" in fluent (Length and Temperature).

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 Originally Posted by kad Make sure that Nusselt number is calculated the same way in simulation and experiment. Nusselt number in fluent is calculated as, with . q is the local heat flux, k is the local heat conductivity. The reference values are defined in the corresponding panel "reference values" in fluent (Length and Temperature).
tanx for responding
i used Forward finite difference scheme for calculating Nu
Nu was defined as d(teta)/dY
teta is the dimensionless temperature
Y is the dimensionless lenght