The effects of thermal sources on natural convection in an enclosure

Heiu Jou Shaw, Cha'o Kuang Chen, J. W. Cleaver

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In this paper, the phenomena of natural convection in an enclosure with isolated thermal sources located on a vertical adiabatic surface is investigated numerically. The arrangement of the problem is pertinent to the positioning of the thermal sources in a container. Flow patterns and temperature profiles in the enclosure and average heat transfer rates on the boundary surfaces are evaluated by a cubic spline collocation method for various thermal sources arrangements and Rayleigh number. It is obvious that the fluid flow and heat transfer in the enclosure is affected strongly by the arrangement of the thermal sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-301
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Sept

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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