Numerical analysis of spatial unsteady regimes of conjugate convective-radiative heat transfer in a closed volume with an energy source

S. G. Martyushev, I. V. Miroshnichenko, M. A. Sheremet

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Unsteady regimes of convective-radiative heat transfer in a cubic enclosure with finitely thick heat-conducting walls in the presence of a constant-temperature energy source have been modeled mathematically under the conditions of convective heat exchange with the environment. A mathematical model has been formulated in dimensionless variables "vector potential-vorticity vector-temperature;" the model was realized numerically by the finite-difference method. An analysis of radiative heat transfer has been made on the basis of the surface-radiation approximation with the balance method in Polyak's version. Three-dimensional temperature and velocity fields and dependences for the average Nusselt number have been obtained; they reflect the influence of the reduced emissivity factor of interior surfaces of enclosing walls, of the relative thermal conductivity, of the unsteadiness factor on the flow regimes and heat transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-134
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014



  • closed volume
  • conjugate heat transfer
  • finite-difference method
  • surface radiation
  • vector potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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