Simulations of the natural convection in a side-heated cavity with a square obstruction on the sidewall

Xu, F., Patterson, J.C., and Lei, C. (2007) Simulations of the natural convection in a side-heated cavity with a square obstruction on the sidewall. In: Proceedings of the 8th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference. From: 8th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, 26-29 July 2005, Perth, WA.

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Abstract

The natural convection in a side-heated cavity with a square obstruction placed in the middle of the hot wall is investigated numerically. The results demonstrate that, firstly. the thenmll boundaIy layer flow, blocked by the obstruction. forms a head, and then the head detaches from the hot wall, bypasses the obstruction, and reattaches to the thermal boundary layer. While the reattachment occurs, a complicated flow with circulations is induced, and the heat transfer through the hot wall is significantly enhanced.

Item ID: 3059
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: natural convection; heat transfer; buoyancy; side-heated cavity; fin; numerical simulation
ISBN: 1-56700-235-8
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2009 01:44
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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