A meshless method is used in a projection-based approach to solve the primitive equations for fluid flow with heat transfer. The method is easy to implement in a MATLAB format. Radial basis functions are used to solve two benchmark test cases: natural convection in a square enclosure and flow with forced convection over a backward facing step. The results are compared with two popular and widely used commercial codes: COMSOL, a finite element model, and FLUENT, a finite volume-based model.
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A Meshless Method for Modeling Convective Heat Transfer
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Pepper, DW, Wang, X, & Carrington, DB. "A Meshless Method for Modeling Convective Heat Transfer." Proceedings of the 2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference. 2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Volume 1. Washington, DC, USA. August 8–13, 2010. pp. 879-884. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IHTC14-22729
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