Natural convection adjacent to a sidewall with three fins in a differentially heated cavity

Xu, F., Patterson, J.C., and Lei, C. (2007) Natural convection adjacent to a sidewall with three fins in a differentially heated cavity. ANZIAM Journal, 48. pp. 806-819.

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Abstract

Natural convection in a differentially heated cavity with three fins on a sidewall is numerically investigated. Due to the presence of the fins, separation of the thermal flows around the fins occurs, and the thermal flows separating from the fins oscillate. The oscillations of the thermal flows around the fins improve the convection flows adjacent to the finned sidewall, and the heat transfer through the finned sidewall is significantly enhanced (by up to 33% at the early stage). This flow configuration is of practical significance for many industrial systems.

Item ID: 2256
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: natural convection; heat transfer; buoyancy; side-heated cavity; fin; numerical simulation
ISSN: 1446-8735
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 04:48
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics @ 60%
09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations @ 30%
09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091508 Turbulent Flows @ 10%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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