Convective heat transfer combined with surface radiation in a rotating square cavity with a local heater

Stepan A. Mikhailenko, Mikhail A. Sheremet

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The effect of surface radiation on laminar natural convection in a rotating cavity with a discrete heater has been analyzed numerically. The enclosure is insulated at the bottom and top, heated by a constant temperature from the discrete heater located on the bottom wall, and cooled by a constant temperature from the side walls. Governing equations with corresponding initial and boundary conditions formulated in dimensionless stream function, vorticity, and temperature have been solved by finite difference method of the second-order accuracy. The effects of surface emissivity, Rayleigh number, and Taylor number on the fluid flow and heat transfer have been studied. Obtained results have revealed that rotation can be a very good control parameter for heat transfer and fluid flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications
Issue number9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 18 Nov 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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