Comparison of four insulation schemes for reduction of natural convective heat transfer in rectangular enclosures

S. B. Sathe, Wai Cheung Timothy Tong

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This paper reports a comparative study of using four insulation schemes to reduce natural convective heat transfer in two-dimensional rectangular enclosures. The SIMPLER algorithm was used to solve the equations governing heat and fluid flow in the enclosures. Reduction in heat transfer was determined for a wide range of conditions and the effectiveness of the different insulation schemes was established.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-802
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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