What is it about?

the main objective of the present work is to numerically investigate the effect of free air stream cooling on the outer side walls of a triangular cavity that is filled with air and heated with a constant heat flux at the base. The calculations are implemented by considering the impact of pertinent parameters, such as Rayleigh number (Ra), free stream Reynolds number (Re∞), aspect ratio (AR), and inclination angle (ϕ). The results are represented by stream function (ψ) contours, isotherms (θ) lines, local Nusselt number (Nux) and average Nusselt number (Nuavg) plots.

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Why is it important?

Analysis of natural convection in enclosures is essential in plenty of applications, involving domestic warming, solar collectors, cryogenic storage, crystal growth, nuclear reactor design, furnace design, and electronic equipment

Perspectives

this research presents a guide for numerical study of natural convection with external stream

Ahmed Alshara
University of Misan

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This page is a summary of: Natural convection in a triangular cavity filled with air under the effect of external air stream cooling, Heat Transfer-Asian Research, July 2019, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/htj.21537.
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