An experimental study of the thermal flow around a thin fin on the sidewall of a differentially heated cavity

Xu, F., Patterson, J.C., and Lei, C. (2007) An experimental study of the thermal flow around a thin fin on the sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. In: 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, pp. 398-401. From: 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 DEC 2007, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The development of the thermal flow around a thin fin on the sidewall of a differentially heated cavity is investigated based on temperature measurements, and the impact of the thin fin on the transient flow is discussed. The experimental results demonstrate that a lower intrusion front may significantly disturb the thermal boundary layer flow at the downstream side of the fin in the early stage. In the quasi-steady stage, the temperature measurements indicate that the oscillations of the thermal flow around the fin are dominated by a single frequency for the present Rayleigh number.

Item ID: 3163
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: natural convection; heat transfer; buoyancy; side-heated cavity; fin; shadow graph
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ISBN: 978-1-86499-894-8
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2009 05:36
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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