Nusselt number scaling in an inclined differentially heated square cavity

Armfield, S.W., Williamson, N., Lin, Wenxian, and Kirkpatrick, M.P. (2014) Nusselt number scaling in an inclined differentially heated square cavity. In: Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 462. From: AFMC 2014: 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8-11 December 2014, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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The flow structure and heat transfer in inclined two-dimensional differentially heated square cavities is investigated via numerical simulation. It is shown that the basic flow structure is changed when the cavity is inclined such that the heated wall is below the cooled wall, with attached jet/plumes forming adjacent to the adiabatic walls, rather than diffuse intrusions as for the non-inclined cavity. At a specific angle of inclination, the flow undergoes a bifurcation so that the fully developed flow is unsteady and single mode, with a further increase in inclination leading to multi-modal and then broad banded chaotic flow. The Nusselt number is obtained and plotted against the inclination angle to determine the effect of inclination on the total cavity heat transfer.

Item ID: 37284
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-59695-2
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Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 23:53
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations @ 70%
09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091502 Computational Heat Transfer @ 30%
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