On the double-layer structure of the boundary layer adjacent to a sidewall of a differentially heated cavity

Xu, Feng, Patterson, John, and Lei, Chengwang (2008) On the double-layer structure of the boundary layer adjacent to a sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 51 (15-16). pp. 3803-3815.

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Abstract

This study is concerned with the transition of the boundary layer adjacent to a sidewall of a differentially heated cavity to a double-layer structure and with the important flow and heat transfer features of the double-layer structure. The transition to the double-layer structure is examined by comparing numerical and experimental results. The mechanism responsible for the formation of the double-layer structure, i.e. the stratification of the fluid in the core, is discussed. Detailed discussion of the energy balance adjacent to the sidewall reveals that the heat transfer in the double-layer structure is rather complex. There is an opposing horizontal thermal diffusion within the double-layer structure.

Item ID: 10068
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: boundary layer; double-layer structure; stratification; heat transfer
ISSN: 0017-9310
Funders: Australian Research Council
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2010 05:06
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering @ 100%
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