A numerical analysis has been made of the thermodynamic regimes of natural convection of a Newtonian fluid satisfying the Boussinesq approximation in the gap between coaxial semicylinders with finitely-thick walls in the presence of the heat-release source under the conditions of convective heat exchange with the environment. A mathematical model has been formulated in the dimensionless variables current function-velocity vorticity vector-temperature in polar coordinates. Streamlines and velocity and temperature fields reflecting the influence of the Prandtl number Pr = 0.7 and 7.0, the nonstationarity factor 0 < τ = 300, the dimensions of the energy source, and of the relative thermal conductivity on the flow regimes and heat transfer have been obtained.
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- Condensed Matter Physics