In this study, the hybrid immersed boundary-thermal lattice Boltzmann method was developed and applied to assess the inclusion of heat transfer in flows containing non-circular particles. The direct forcing/heating immersed boundary method was used for determining the hydrodynamic forces and energy exchange. A complementary method was also implemented to treat non-circularity. The accuracy of the computational model and the employed complementary method were properly validated. Two cases for the falling ellipse were considered. A set of comprehensive simulations were performed and the effects of geometry, Grashof number, repulsive force, and heat transfer were analyzed. The findings of this study would be useful for a better understanding of settling non-circular particles in a thermal field.

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