Thermo-fluids applications are studied, both experimentally and numerically, due to its applications in various engineering and scientific problems. With the growing computer technology, numerical simulations are often employed to analyze thermofluid phenomenon. In this paper, we study the effect of heat source and sink in mixed convection in a lid-driven square cavity. Many applications require efficient computation of flow and temperature field data for cooling and other control purposes. We develop an explicit numerical methodology, both on CPU and GPU platforms, to solve the governing equations. The numerical scheme is implemented sequentially on a CPU and in parallel on a GPU using CUDA programming language. We vary the size and locations of the heated wall, along with the inclination of cavity, to study its effect on convection. In terms of parallel performance, GPU provides speed-up ranging from 3 to 13 depending on the problem configuration.
GPU-Based Simulations to Analyze the Effect of Heat Source in Mixed Convection
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Qazi, NA, Akhtar, I, & Khalid, MSU. "GPU-Based Simulations to Analyze the Effect of Heat Source in Mixed Convection." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 7: Fluids and Heat Transfer, Parts A, B, C, and D. Houston, Texas, USA. November 9–15, 2012. pp. 361-371. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2012-85850
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