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 func tion of the governing parameters. It was found that placing a partition midway be tween the vertical walls of an enclosure produces the greatest reduction in heat trans fer and often compares favorably with fully insulating the enclosure with a porous material.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-196
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Thermal Envelope and Building Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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