Analysis and Calculation of the Fluid Flow and the Temperature Field by Finite Element Modeling

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Abstract

This paper presents a fundamental and accurate approach to study numerical analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer inside a channel. In this study, the Finite Element Method is used to analyze the channel, which is divided into small subsections. The small subsections are discretized using higher number of domain elements and the corresponding number of nodes. MATLAB codes are developed to be used in the analysis. Simulation results showed that the analyses of fluid flow and temperature are influenced significantly by the changing entrance velocity. Also, there is an apparent effect on the temperature fields due to the presence of an energy source in the middle of the domain. In this paper, the characteristics of flow analysis and heat analysis in a channel have been investigated.

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Measurement Science Review

The Journal of Institute of Measurement Science of Slovak Academy of Sciences

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IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 1.344

CiteScore 2016: 1.88

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.495
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