A numerical study on the effect of a heated hollow cylinder on mixed convection in a ventilated cavity

Mamun, M.A.H. and Rahman, M.M. and Billah, M.M. and Saidur, Rahman (2010) A numerical study on the effect of a heated hollow cylinder on mixed convection in a ventilated cavity. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 37 (9). pp. 1326-1334. ISSN 0735-1933

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Abstract

The present work is aimed to study mixed convection heat transfer characteristics within a ventilated square cavity having a heated hollow cylinder. The heated hollow cylinder is placed at the center of the cavity. In addition, the wall of the cavity is assumed to be adiabatic. Flows are imposed through the inlet at the bottom of the left wall and exited at the top of the right wall of the cavity. The present study simulates a practical system such as air-cooled electronic equipment with a heat component or an oven with heater. Emphasis is sited on the influences of the cylinder diameter and the thermal conductivity of the cylinder in the cavity. The consequent mathematical model is governed by the coupled equations of mass, momentum and energy and solved by employing Galerkin weighted residual method of finite element formulation. A wide range of pertinent parameters such as Reynolds number, Richardson number, cylinder diameter and the solid-fluid thermal conductivity ratio are considered in the present study. Various results such as the streamlines, isotherms, heat transfer rates in terms of the average Nusselt number and average fluid temperature in the cavity are presented for different aforesaid parameters. It is observed that the cylinder diameter has significant effect on both the flow and thermal fields but the solid-fluid thermal conductivity ratio has significant effect only on the thermal field.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 685WD Times Cited:2 Cited References Count:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hollow cylinder, ventilated cavity, mixed convection and galerkin weighted residual method, natural-convection, conducting body, rectangular cavity, fluid-flow, enclosure, conjugate.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2013 07:23
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 06:08
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6752

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