Three-dimensional conjugate natural convection in a vertical cylinder under heat transfer to the surroundings

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Unsteady three-dimensional conjugate natural convection in a closed vertical cylinder with a local energy source under convective heat transfer to its surroundings is mathematically modeled in the "vector potential-velocity vorticity-temperature" variables. The temperature and velocity fields, together with the dependences of the mean Nusselt number at the energy source surface on a complex of the governing parameters controlling the formation of different regimes of mass, momentum, and energy transfer, are obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-657
Number of pages11
JournalFluid Dynamics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011



  • conjugate heat transfer
  • natural convection
  • three-dimensional regimes
  • vector potential
  • vertical cylinder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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