Natural convection in a closed parallelepiped with a local energy source

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Abstract

An experimental and numerical analysis was performed to investigate the laminar regimes of conjugate thermogravitational convection in a closed parallelepiped with heat-conducting walls of finite thickness in the presence of a local energy source with convective heat exchange with the environment. The numerical studies were performed using the Fluent software. The experimental data and numerical results agree well each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-595
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013

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Keywords

  • closed parallelepiped
  • conjugate heat transfer
  • experiment
  • Fluent software package
  • local energy source
  • natural convection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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