In the present work, a numerical study of the effect of non uniform boundary conditions on the heat transfer by natural convection in cavities with partial partitions is investigated for the laminar regime. This problem is solved by using the partial differential equations which are the equation of mass, momentum and energy. The tests were performed for different boundary conditions and different Rayleigh numbers while the Prandtl number was kept constant. Four geometrical configurations were considered namely three and five undulations with increasing and decreasing partition length. The results obtained show that the non uniform temperature in the vertical walls affects the flow and the heat transfer. The mean Nusselt number decreases comparing with the heat transfer in the undulated square cavity without partitions for all non uniform boundary conditions tested.
Influence of Non Uniform Boundary Conditions on Laminar Free Convection in Wavy Square Cavity With Partial Partitions
Sabeur-Bendehina, A, Aounallah, M, Adjlout, L, Imine, O, & Imine, B. "Influence of Non Uniform Boundary Conditions on Laminar Free Convection in Wavy Square Cavity With Partial Partitions." Proceedings of the ASME 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. Volume 1. Manchester, England. July 19–22, 2004. pp. 187-198. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ESDA2004-58228
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