Natural convection heat transfer enhancement using adiabatic block: Optimal block size and Prandtl number effect

P Bhave, A Narasimhan, D A S Rees

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Abstract

Numerical methods are used to solve the finite volume formulation of the two-dimensional mass, momentum and energy equations for steady-state natural convection inside a square enclosure. The enclosure consists of adiabatic horizontal walls and differentially heated vertical walls, but it also contains an adiabatic centrally-placed solid block. The aim of the study is to delineate the effect of such a block on the flow and temperature fields. The parametric study covers the range 103
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3807-3818
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume49
Issue number21-22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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