TITLE

Simulation of Laminar Natural Convective Heat Transfer in a Three-Dimensional Rectangular Enclosure

AUTHOR(S)
Snoussi, L. Ben; Chouikh, R.; Abid, R.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
International Review of Mechanical Engineering;Mar2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p297
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper deals with the numerical solution of laminar natural convection in a three-dimensional enclosure with one side walls maintained at constant temperature and cooled from ceiling, while the other four end walls are adiabatic. The simulation tools that we used in this paper are the finite volume software FLUENT, and its accompanying mesh generation software GAMBIT. Steady state solutions have been obtained for different aspect ratios: 0.25, 0.5, 1 and 2 for Rayleigh numbers ranging from 10³ to 106. The predicted temperature and velocity profiles as well as the mean Nusselt number were presented and discussed. Good agreement has been obtained.
ACCESSION #
76125785

 

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