We developed a voxel code using a finite difference method for unsteady three-dimensional thermal flows in a Cartesian grid system. This code enables us to predict flow fields around complicated geometries in a short pre-processing time. The code was used to predict flow fields around a flat plate that was heated to a constant temperature, and the results were within 20% of those obtained using analytical solutions. The code was also used to predict the flow field of a liquid crystal display (LCD) projector that has highly complicated internal structures such as a lamp, LCD panels, electric parts, etc.

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