Unsteady natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by surface cooling
Lei, Chengwang, and Patterson, John C. (2005) Unsteady natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by surface cooling. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 26 . pp. 307-321.
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This study considers the unsteady natural convection in a triangular domain induced by a constant cooling at the water surface. The study consists of two parts: a scaling analysis and numerical simulations. The scaling analysis for small bottom slopes reveals that three laminar flow regimes, namely conductive, transitional and convective flow regimes are possible depending on the Rayleigh number. Proper scales have been established to quantify the transient flow development in each of these flow regimes. The numerical simulation has verified the scaling predictions.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||natural convection; triangular enclosure; convective instability; scaling analysis; surface cooling; thermal boundary layer; triangular cavity; buoyancy; natural convection|
|FoR Codes:||09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics @ 50%|
09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations @ 50%
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||29 Mar 2010 10:47|
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