In an earlier study, Saeidi and Khodadadi presented results on forced convection inside a square cavity with one inlet and one outlet ports. Their most effective design showed maximum heat transfer and minimum pressure drop for a particular location of the ports. In the present study a cavity with one inlet and two outlet ports is considered, and different conditions and geometric arrays for the position of the ports are analyzed. The cold incoming fluid is heated by the isothermal hot walls. The outlet ports are positioned at forty-five different locations on the walls. A Reynolds number range of 10 < Re < 500 is considered, clearly within the laminar regimen. The flow and temperature fields are obtained as part of the solution. As expected, an increment of vorticity brought a heat transfer enhancement. The effect of the outlet ports and their location is discussed.

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