In this article, conjugate heat transfer characteristics of a single-phase rectangular natural circulation loop were investigated numerically. Effects of the wall thermal conductivity and the wall thickness on the heat transfer behavior in a circulation loop with fixed geometrical configuration were investigated in detail. The presence of axial conduction through thick and highly conductive loop wall tends to strengthen markedly the buoyancy-induced circulating flow in the loop at lower Ra*.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Dec 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes