Direct Numerical Simulations of Natural Convection in a Pool Containing an Internally Heated Porous Medium

  • Hamtiaux, Victoria (Universit√© catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain))
  • Ruyer, Pierre (IRNS)
  • Bartosiewicz, Yann (Universit√© catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain))

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We present a numerical study of convection in a cavity comprising an internally heated porous medium surrounded by a pure-fluid region. By placing the porous medium at a small distance from the bottom wall, we observe the flow dynamics and heat fluxes through the porous medium as well as the convective motions that develop in the surrounding pure-fluid region. We also analyze the impact of removing that bottom space on the temperature and velocity distribution in the entire domain.