An interferometric study has been conducted on two-dimensional laminar natural convection heat transfer in an isothermal vertical divided channel. Interferograms were obtained for air and a plate-to-channel length ratio of Lp/Lc= 1/3. Data are presented for the dividing plate located at the bottom (Li/Lc = 0) and top of the channel (Li/Lc=2/3). Comparisons of local and average Nusselt numbers are made with the numerical predictions from Part I. Although the experimental average Nusselt numbers are typically about 10 percent lower than the numerical results, the general trends of the data are in good agreement. Average Nusselt number correlation equations are presented.

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