Natural convection in partitioned air-filled rectangular enclosures

Wai Cheung Timothy Tong, F. M. Gerner

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This work is a study on the effect a vertical partition has on steady-state natural convection in air-filled rectangular enclosures. A finite-difference scheme was used to solve the governing equations. Computed Nusselt numbers are presented as a function of the governing parameters. It was found that placing a partition midway between the vertical walls of an enclosure produces the greatest reduction in heat transfer and often compares favorably with fully insulating the enclosure with a porous material.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-108
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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