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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics