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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes