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  1. Forced Convection Heat Transfer in Circular Pipes

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    Tosun, Ismail

    2007-01-01

    One of the pitfalls of engineering education is to lose the physical insight of the problem while tackling the mathematical part. Forced convection heat transfer (the Graetz-Nusselt problem) certainly falls into this category. The equation of energy together with the equation of motion leads to a partial differential equation subject to various…

  2. Forced heat convection in annular spaces

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    This report deals with the experimental study of forced heat convection in annular spaces through which flow of air is passing when a uniform heat flux is dissipated across the inner wall. These observations took place chiefly in the region where thermal equilibrium are not yet established. Amongst other things it became apparent that, both in the region where thermal equilibrium conditions are on the way to establishment and where they are already established, the following relationship held good: the longitudinal temperature gradient, either on the wall or in the fluid stream, is proportional to the heat flux dissipated q, and inversely proportional to the average flow rate V: dT/dx = B (q/V). From this result the next step is to express the variations of the local convection coefficient ? (or of the Margoulis number M) in a relationship of the form: 1/M = ?(V) + F(x). If this relationship is compared with the classical empirical relationship ? = KVn (where n is close to 0.8), the relationship: 1/M = ?V1-n + F(x) is obtained (? is a constant for a given annular space); from this it was possible to coordinate the whole set of experimental results. (author)

  3. Theory of heat transfer with forced convection film flows

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    Shang, Deyi

    2010-01-01

    Developing a new treatment of ""Free Convection Film Flows and Heat Transfer"" began in Shang's first monograph and is continued in this monograph. The current book displays the recent developments of laminar forced convection and forced film condensation. It is aimed at revealing the true features of heat and mass transfer with forced convection film flows to model the deposition of thin layers. The novel mathematical similarity theory model is developed to simulate temperature - and concentration - dependent physical processes. The following topics are covered in this book: Mathematical meth

  4. NANOFLUID PROPERTIES FOR FORCED CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER: AN OVERVIEW

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    W.H.Azmi

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Nano?uids offer a significant advantage over conventional heat transfer ?uids and consequently, they have attracted much attention in recent years. The engineered suspension of nano-sized particles in a base liquid alters the properties of these nanofluids. Many researchers have measured and modeled the thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluids. The estimation of forced convective heat transfer coefficients is done through experiments with either metal or nonmetal solid particles dispersed in water. Regression equations are developed for the determination of the thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluids. The parameters influencing the decrease in convection heat transfer, observed by certain investigators, is explained.

  5. Transient Heat Transfer for Forced Convection Flow of Helium Gas

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    Liu, Qiusheng; Fukuda, Katsuya

    The knowledge of forced convection transient heat transfer at various periods of exponential increase of heat input to a heater is important as a database for understanding the transient heat transfer process in a high temperature gas cooled reactor (HTGR) due to an accident in excess reactivity. The transient heat transfer coefficients for forced convection flow of helium gas over a horizontal cylinder were measured using a forced convection test loop. The platinum heater with a diameter of 1.0mm was heated by electric current with an exponential increase of Q0exp(t/?). It was clarified that the heat transfer coefficient approaches the quasi-steady-state one for the period ? over 1 s, and it becomes higher for the period of ? shorter than 1s. The transient heat transfer shows less dependent on the gas flowing velocity when the period becomes very shorter. Semi-empirical correlations for quasi-steady-state and transient heat transfer were developed based on the experimental data.

  6. Investigation of transient critical heat flux phenomena and forced convection film boiling heat transfer

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    As a part of German safety program, transient heat transfer experiments have been performed at the blowdown heat transfer test facility by the Kraftwerk Union company in Karlstein. The purpose of these experiments was to investigate the transient critical heat flux phenomena and the forced convective film boiling heat transfer coefficients. Post experimental analysis has been performed by Gesellschaft fur Reaktorsicherheit using the computer code BRUDI-VA, a modified version of blowdown code BRUCH-D. The purpose of this investigation was the calculation of local thermal hydraulic parameters and the evaluation of different correlations used in the analysis of reactor safety problems for the calculation of maximum and minimum critical heat flux and forced convection film boiling heat transfer coefficients. Using the results of analysis a new equilibrium two component correlation for the calculation of forced convective film boiling heat transfer coefficients has been developed. This correlation is shown to agree well with the experimental data

  7. Forced convection film boiling heat transfer on spheres

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    This paper presents an experimental study of forced convection film boiling on sphere. To measure the film boiling heat transfer coefficients, a heated sphere with a thermocouple embedded at the center is dropped in (1) a vertical tube filled with water, or (2) a rotating water pool. The rotating pool is for providing higher fluid velocity. The falling speed of the sphere in the vertical stainless steel tube is measured using a set of magnet pickup coils distributed along the tube. The rotating pool is made of Pyrex to make a visualization. The ranges of the experimental conditions are: sphere speed 0.1-1.6 m/s, sphere surface temperature 500 and 700degC. The results show that the forced convection film boiling heat transfer coefficients were 200?400 W/m2K in the present experimental conditions and also show that there are large differences between the data sets or correlations due mainly to experimental difficulties. (author)

  8. Mechanistic Multidimensional Modeling of Forced Convection Boiling Heat Transfer

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    Raf M. Podowski

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Due to the importance of boiling heat transfer in general, and boiling crisis in particular, for the analysis of operation and safety of both nuclear reactors and conventional thermal power systems, extensive efforts have been made in the past to develop a variety of methods and tools to evaluate the boiling heat transfer coefficient and to assess the onset of temperature excursion and critical heat flux (CHF at various operating conditions of boiling channels. The objective of this paper is to present mathematical modeling concepts behind the development of mechanistic multidimensional models of low-quality forced convection boiling, including the mechanisms leading to temperature excursion and the onset of CHF.

  9. Critical heat flux in saturated forced convective boiling on a heated disk with an impinging jet

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    The present study introduces a new correlation predicting critical heat flux (CHF) for a saturated forced convective boiling with an impinging jet. The new correlation is able to predict all the CHF data in V-regime with a good accuracy of +-20% to which the correlations existing until now could not be applicable for 15 36. The new correlation seems to support a new criterion of CHF mechanism applicable for not only pool boiling but also forced convective boiling, recently proposed by Katto and Haramura. (orig./HP)

  10. Effect of Buoyancy on Forced Convection Heat Transfer in Vertical Channels - a Literature Survey

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    This report contains a short resume of the available information from various sources on the effect of free convection flow on forced convection heat transfer in vertical channels. Both theoretical and experimental investigations are included. Nearly all of the theoretical investigations are concerned with laminar flow with or without internal heat generation. More consistent data are available for upward flow than for downward flow. Curves are presented to determine whether free convection or forced convection mode of heat transfer is predominant for a particular Reynolds number and Rayleigh number. At Reb > 105 free convection effects are negligible. Downward flow through a heated channel at low Reynolds number is unstable. Under similar conditions the overall heat transfer coefficient for downward flow tends to be higher than that for upward flow

  11. Generalized correlation of critical heat flux for the forced convection boiling in vertical, uniformly heated annuli

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    In this paper, the case in which subcooled liquid enters stably into a vertical, concentric double-walled tube heated uniformly is treated. At present, the no-dimensional arrangement of critical heat flux has not been carried out in the true sense. Therefore, the result of determining the no-dimensionally arranged equations for critical heat flux is reported in this paper, extending the same analyzing method as that in case of forced convection boiling in a single circular tube to a double-walled tube. The equivalent diameter of any channel section for heating, the critical heat flux when only an internal tube is heated, the critical heat flux when only an outer tube is heated, and the critical heat flux when both tubes are heated simultaneously were determined. As for the critical heat flux of a double-walled tube, only the internal tube of which is heated, the existing experimental data were analyzed, and the no-dimensionally arranged equations for the critical heat flux under the condition of zero inlet subcooling enthalpy, the boundary curves between respective characteristic domains, and the no-dimensionally arranged equations for the effect of inlet subcooling were derived. In case of heating an outer tube only, the equations for the case of a single circular tube can be used by using the equivalent diameter for heating. (Kako, I.)

  12. Bubble formation and heat transfer on boiling in free and forced convection

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    The most important phenomena of heat and mass transfer during evaporation are described and a number of approaches for calculating heat transfer coefficients explained. The article considers boiling, under both free convection and forced flow along heating surfaces, over the whole range expected in a steam generator, from introduction of cool liquid to complete evaporation. (orig.)

  13. Studies of Forced-Convection Heat Transfer Augmentation in Large Containment Enclosures

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    Heat transfer enhancement due to jet mixing inside a cylindrical enclosure is discussed. This work addresses conservative heat transfer assumptions regarding mixing and condensation that have typically been incorporated into passive containment design analyses. This research presents the possibility for increasing decay heat removal of passive containment systems under combined natural and forced convection. Eliminating these conservative assumptions could result in a changed containment design and reduce the construction cost. It is found that the ratio of forced- and free-convection Nusselt numbers can be predicted as a function of the Archimedes number and a correlated factor accounting for jet orientation and enclosure geometry

  14. Effect of vapor condensation on forced convection heat transfer of moistened gas

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    Liang, Yongbin; Che, Defu; Kang, Yanbin

    2007-05-01

    The forced convection heat transfer with water vapor condensation is studied both theoretically and experimentally when wet flue gas passes downwards through a bank of horizontal tubes. Extraordinarily, discussions are concentrated on the effect of water vapor condensation on forced convection heat transfer. In the experiments, the air steam mixture is used to simulate the flue gas of a natural gas fired boiler, and the vapor mass fraction ranges from 3.2 to 12.8%. By theoretical analysis, a new dimensionless number defined as augmentation factor is derived to account for the effect of condensation of relatively small amount of water vapor on convection heat transfer, and a consequent correlation is proposed based on the experimental data to describe the combined convection condensation heat transfer. Good agreement can be found between the values of the Nusselt number obtained from the experiments and calculated by the correlation. The maximum deviation is within ±6%. The experimental results also shows that the convection condensation heat transfer coefficient increases with Reynolds number and bulk vapor mass fraction, and is 1˜3.5 times that of the forced convection without condensation.

  15. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF FORCED CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER THROUGH HELICAL CHANNELS

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    Dr. K. E. Reby Roy

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Helical ducts are used in a variety of applications including food processing, thermal processing plants and refrigeration. They are advantageous due to their high heat transfer coefficient and compactness compared to straight tubes. The curvature of the coil governs the centrifugal force resulting in development of secondaryflow i.e. the fluid stream in the outer side of the pipe moves faster than the fluid streams in the inner side of the pipe. In the present study, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD simulations using Fluent 6.3.26 are carried out for helical rectangular ducts wound over a cylindrical passage. The cylindrical passage is oriented horizontallyand acts as a counterflow heat exchanger. The analysis is done by changing the flow rates of four different fluids like Ethylene Glycol, Kerosene, Nano Fluid and Water. The fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics of the fluids are studied and Nusselt Number correlations with Dean Number are developed.

  16. Combined forced and free convective heat transfer characteristics in narrow vertical rectangular channel heated from both sides

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    Combined forced and free convective heat transfer characteristics were experimentally investigated for water flowing under about 1 atm in a narrow vertical rectangular (750 mm long, 50 mm wide and 18 mm in gap) channel heated from both sides. Experiments were carried out for both downward and upward forced convective flows for Reynolds number Re of 4 x 101 ? 5 x 105 and Grashof number Gr of 5 x 104 ? 4 x 1011, where the distance x from the inlet of the channel is adopted as the characteristic length in Re and Gr. As the results, the following were revealed : (1) Heat transfer coefficients for the combined convective flow region can be expressed in simple forms with a dimensionless parameter Gr/(Re21/8 Pr1/2) which is constituted by Gr, Re and Prandtl number Pr. (2) From the above-mentioned simple expressions it can be identified that the combined convective heat transfer is significant for the condition of 2.5 x 10-4 21/8 Pr2/1) -3. (3) In the present experiment, little significant differences were observed in heat transfer characteristics between the combined convective flow region with upward forced convective flow and that with downward forced convective flow. (author)

  17. Analysis of Rectangular Microchannel under Forced convection heat transfer condition

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    Dr. B.S.Gawali,

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Micro-convection is a strategic area in transport phenomena, since it is the basis for a wide range of miniaturized high-performance pplications. Surface area is one of the important concepts for high flux heat transfer in Microchannel performance. Microchannel with hydraulic diameters 440?m, 476?m, 500?m and 550?m are analyzed for optimize microchannel hydraulic diameter. The microchannel having height of 400?m, 450?m, 500?m, 600?m with width of 500?m is analyzed numerically. Spacing between microchannel is also varied in range of 250?m, 300?m, 350?mand 400?m are considered for the analysis. Cu material microchannel having length of 30mm which carries 20 microchannels on top surface of the cu piece is to be considered. Flow rate also varied from 5lpm to 30 lpm for optimization with water as a medium. From numerical study it is observed that as hydraulic diameter increases from 444?m to 545 ?m the flow rate pressure drop also increases with decreases in diameter. Also heat in put to icrochannel as increases from 5 watt to 80 watt temperature drop is high at flow rate of 17lpm to 20 lpm. From analysis it is observed that as hydraulic diameter of microchannel is major concept of microchannel heat transfer which is dependent on flow rate of waterin microchannel. The microchannels with hydraulic diameter of 440?m to 600?m will follow temperature drop up-to 6 degree Kelvin with heat input of 5 watt to 80watt with flow rate of 5lpm to 25lpm.

  18. Prediction of forced convection heat transfer to Lead-Bismuth-Eutectic

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    Thiele, Roman

    2013-01-01

    The goal of this work is to investigate the capabilities of two different commercial codes, OpenFOAM and ANSYS CFX, to predict forced convection heat transfer in low Prandtl number fluids and investigate the sensitivity of these predictions to the type of code and to several input parameters.The goal of the work is accomplished by predicting forced convection heat transfer in two different experimental setups with the codes OpenFOAM and ANSYS CFX using three different turbulence models and va...

  19. Enhancement of forced convective heat transfer and frictional characteristics in meshes inserted tubes

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    An experimental investigation of forced convective heat transfer and frictional characteristics in meshes inserted tubes was carried out. The results of experiments showed that the meshes can increase the tube side heat transfer and fluid friction significantly. The ratio of diagonal length of rhombus mesh (in tube axis direction) to distance between mesh parallel lines is the main factor that influence heat transfer. Various heights of meshes make some difference to enhancement of heat transfer and the size of meshes has little effect on heat transfer. When compared at equal pumping power and heat exchanger surface area, the maximum improvement of 21% in heat transfer coefficient is reached

  20. Numerical Analysis of Forced Convection Heat Transfer around Spherical Particles Packed in Fluid Flow

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    Hirasawa, S.; Kawanami, T.; Kinoshita, T.; Watanabe, T.; Atarashi, T.

    2012-11-01

    In order to make clear the forced convection heat transfer phenomena around spherical particles packed in fluid flow, we numerically analyzed the heat transfer and flow pattern of the air using a single sphere and then the closest packed structure arrangement of spherical particles. We used 3-dimensional thermo fluid computation code "STAR-CCM+". We calculated the forced convection heat transfer coefficient for spheres of 10 mm diameter with Reynolds number 63 - 6340. Our calculation results of the average heat transfer coefficient for a single sphere agree with the correlation equation proposed by Ranz and Marshall. Local heat transfer coefficient is high at portions where local flow impinges to the surface of spheres for packed spherical particles. Our calculation results of the average heat transfer coefficient for packed spherical particles are close to the correlation equation proposed by Wakao et al.

  1. Numerical Analysis of Forced Convection Heat Transfer around Spherical Particles Packed in Fluid Flow

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    In order to make clear the forced convection heat transfer phenomena around spherical particles packed in fluid flow, we numerically analyzed the heat transfer and flow pattern of the air using a single sphere and then the closest packed structure arrangement of spherical particles. We used 3-dimensional thermo fluid computation code 'STAR-CCM+'. We calculated the forced convection heat transfer coefficient for spheres of 10 mm diameter with Reynolds number 63 – 6340. Our calculation results of the average heat transfer coefficient for a single sphere agree with the correlation equation proposed by Ranz and Marshall. Local heat transfer coefficient is high at portions where local flow impinges to the surface of spheres for packed spherical particles. Our calculation results of the average heat transfer coefficient for packed spherical particles are close to the correlation equation proposed by Wakao et al.

  2. Theoretical solution for forced convection film boiling heat transfer from a horizontal cylinder

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    The theoretical solutions of forced convection film boiling heat transfer from horizontal cylinders were obtained based on a two-phase laminar boundary layer film boiling model. It was clarified that authors' previous experimental data for the cylinders with the non dimensional diameters, D', of around 1.3 in water and in Freon-113 agreed with the values of theoretical numerical solutions based on the two-phase laminar boundary layer model with the smooth vapor-liquid interface except those for low flow velocities. A forced convection film boiling heat transfer correlation for the cylinders with non dimensional diameters of around 1.3 under saturation conditions was developed based on forced convection two-phase laminar boundary layer film boiling model and the experimental data

  3. Forced-convection heat transfer in a spherical annulus heat exchanger

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    Results are presented of a combined numerical and experimental study of steady, forced-convection heat transfer in a spherical annulus heat exchanger with 53 0C water flowing in an annulus formed by an insulated outer sphere and a 0 0C inner sphere. The inner sphere radius is 139.7 mm, the outer sphere radius is 168.3 mm. The transient laminar incompressible axisymmetric Navier-Stokes equations and energy equation in spherical coordinates are solved by an explicit finite-difference solution technique. Turbulence and buoyancy are neglected in the numerical analysis. Steady solutions are obtained by allowing the transient solution to achieve steady state. Numerically obtained temperature and heat-flux rate distributions are presented for gap Reynolds numbers from 41 to 465. Measurements of inner sphere heat-flux rate distribution, flow separation angle, annulus fluid temperatures, and total heat transfer are made for Reynolds numbers from 41 to 1086. The angle of separation along the inner sphere is found to vary as a function of Reynolds number. Measured total Nusselt numbers agree with results reported in the literature to within 2.0 percent at a Reynolds number of 974, and 26.0 percent at a Reynolds number of 66

  4. A NUMERCIAL COMPARISON OF SINGLE-PHASE FORCED CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER BETWEEN ROUND TUBE AND STRAIGHT MICROCHANNEL HEAT EXCHANGERS

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    P. MOHAJERI KHAMENEH,; I. MIRZAIE,; Pourmahmoud, N.; Rahimi Eosboee, M.; Majidyfar, S.; Mansoor, M.

    2010-01-01

    Three dimensional simulations of the single-phase laminar flow and forced convective heat transfer of water in round tube and straight microchannel heat exchangers were investigated numerically. This numerical method was developed to measure heat transfer parameters of round tube and straight microchannel tube geometries. Then, similarities and differences were compared between different geometries. The geometries and operating conditions of those indicated heat exchangers were created using ...

  5. Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients of the Human Body under Forced Convection from Ceiling

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    Kurazumi, Yoshihito; Rezgals, Lauris

    2014-01-01

    The average convective heat transfer coefficient for a seated human body exposed to downward flow from above was determined. Thermal manikin with complex body shape and size of an average Scandinavian female was used. The surface temperature distribution of the manikin’s body was as the skin temperature distribution of an average person. The measurements were performed in a room with controlled thermal environment. Air temperature was set at 26ºC for cooling and at 20ºC for heating. The radiant temperature asymmetry in horizontal and vertical direction was close to zero, i.e. mean radiant temperature was equal to the air temperature. The air velocity of the isothermal downward flow from the ceiling at height of 1.5 m above the floor (above the top of the head) was set in a range between still air and 0.73 m/s. Based on the analyses of the results relationships for determination of the convective heat transfer coefficient of the whole body (hc [W/(m2•K)]) was proposed: hc=4.088+6.592V1.715 for a seated naked body at 20ºC and hc=2.874+7.427V1.345 for a seated naked body at 26ºC. Differences in the convective heat transfer coefficient of the whole body in low air velocity range, V<0.3 m/s, due to the natural convection were found. The results may be useful during design of air distribution in rooms, e.g. low impulse ventilation, diffuse ventilation, etc.

  6. Review of data and correlations for turbulent forced convective heat transfer of liquid metals in pipes

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    Pacio, J.; Marocco, L.; Wetzel, Th.

    2015-02-01

    Within the present work the dataset of experimental points and the heat transfer correlations available in literature for liquid-metal fully-developed, forced-convective heat transfer in pipes are reviewed and critically analyzed. Over 1,100 data points from 21 different sources are considered for constant heat flux, covering a wide range of operating conditions (velocity, heat flux, diameter, among others). Among 15 evaluated correlations, four appropriate ones are recommended for forced turbulent convection: one covering all the data points and the other three respectively related to alkali liquid metals, lead alloys and mercury. Moreover, a new correlation has been derived as a best fit of the limited number of available data points for constant wall temperature, while an alternative evaluation method is also described for this boundary condition.

  7. Experimental and numerical study of steady forced-convection heat transfer in a spherical annulus

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    The results of a combined experimental and numerical study of steady forced-convection heat transfer in a spherical annulus with 500C heated water flowing in the annulus, an insulated outer sphere, and a 00C cooled inner sphere are presented. The inner sphere radius is 139.7 mm, the outer sphere radius is 168.3 mm and the radius ratio is 1.2. Measurements of inner sphere heat- flux rate distribution, flow separation angle, annulus fluid temperatures and total heat transfer were made for gap Reynolds numbers from 41 to 1086. The angle of separation along the inner sphere was found to vary as a function of Reynolds number. Measured total Nusselt numbers agreed with results reported in the literature to within 2.0% at a gap Reynolds number of 974 and 26.0% at a gap Reynolds number of 66. Results of numerical calculations of laminar incompressible fluid flow and heat transfer in a spherical annulus are presented. Velocity, temperature, pressure and heat-flux rate distributions are presented for gap Reynolds numbers from 4.4 to 440. It is believed that this is the first experimental study of spherical annulus convective heat transfer in which inner sphere heat-fux distribution has been measured and in which sepration angle was measured by non-visual methods and found to vary as a function of Reynolds number. Also, the numerical analysis is the first solution of the full laminar Navier-Stokes equations for forced-convection heat transfer in a sphericaled-convection heat transfer in a spherical annulus. The computations predict well the experimental trends and qualitative aspects of the flow and heat transfer while underpredicting heat-flux rates by a factor of two or more. It is felt that a turbulence model is necessary to predict more accurately the experimental results

  8. Forced convection heat exchange inside porous sintered metals

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    Methods and results of investigating heat exchange in the process of liquid flow inside porous sintered metals have been analyzed. It has been shown that experimental data available include extremely conflicting correlations between heat transfer coefficient and Reynolds number, porosity, and relative wall thickness. Scattering of the data can attain one order of magnitude. The volume coefficient of heat transfer inside pores determined in papers does not correspond to its real value in the initial equations of the inner problem of porous cooling. Calculating and experimental method of determining the heat transfer coefficient has been developed and realized on the unit of radiation heating. More accurate experimental data on intraporous heat exchange have been obtained. It has been established that relative wall thickness does not affect the intensity of heat transfer inside pores

  9. Mechanistic Multidimensional Modeling of Forced Convection Boiling Heat Transfer

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    Podowski, Raf M.; Podowski, Michael Z.

    2008-01-01

    Due to the importance of boiling heat transfer in general, and boiling crisis in particular, for the analysis of operation and safety of both nuclear reactors and conventional thermal power systems, extensive efforts have been made in the past to develop a variety of methods and tools to evaluate the boiling heat transfer coefficient and to assess the onset of temperature excursion and critical heat flux (CHF) at various operating conditions of boiling channels. The objective of this paper is...

  10. Burnout in boiling heat transfer. Part III. High-quality forced-convection systems

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    This is the final part of a review of burnout during boiling heat transfer. The status of burnout in high-quality forced-convection systems is reviewed, and recent developments are summarized in detail. A general guide to the considerable literature is given. Parametric effects and correlations for water in circular and noncircular ducts are presented. Other topics discussed include transients, steam-generator applications, correlations for other fluids, fouling, and augmentation

  11. PERFORMANCE OF A FORCED CONVECTION SOLAR DRIER INTEGRATED WITH GRAVEL AS HEAT STORAGE MATERIAL FOR CHILI DRYING

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    Mohanraj, M.; Chandrasekar, P.

    2009-01-01

    An indirect forced convection solar drier integrated with different sensible heat storage maternal has been developed and tested its performance for drying chili under the metrological conditions of Pollachi, India. The system consists of a flat plate solar air heater with heat storage unit, a drying chamber and a centrifugal blower. Drying experiments have been performed at an air flow rate of 0.25 kg/s. Drying of chili in a forced convection solar drier reduces the moisture content from aro...

  12. Fundamental Study of Local Heat Transfer in Forced Convective Boiling of Ammonia on Vertical Flat Plate

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    Kim, Jeong-Hun; Arima, Hirofumi; Ikegami, Yasuyuki

    In the present study, the fundamental experiments that investigate characteristics of local heat transfer in forced convective boiling on vertical flat plate with 2-mm channel height are taken to realize plate type compact evaporator for OTEC or STEC. The experiments are performed with ammonia as the working fluid. The experiments are also carried out with the following test conditions; saturated pressure = 0.7, 0.8, 0.9 MPa, mass flux = 7.5, 10, 15 kg/(m2•s), heat flux = 15, 20, 25 kW/m2 and inlet quality = 0.1 ~ 0.4 [-]. The result shows that the wall superheated temperature of forced convective boiling is lower than that of pool boiling. And the heat transfer coefficient increases with an increase in quality and the decrease in the local heat flux and saturated pressure for prescribed experimental conditions. However, local heat transfer coefficients are not affected by mass fluxes in the prescribed experimental conditions. An empirical correlation that can predict the local heat transfer coefficient on vertical flat plate within experimental conditions is also proposed.

  13. Reliability comparison of forced and natural convection residual heat removal in the GCFR

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    A quantitative assessment of the Residual Heat Removal reliability achievable with and without Natural convection is discussed. The reliability gains due to natural convection are limited by the demand frequency for PCRV depressurization and by the equipment which has to change state in order to establish natural convection. The coolant circulation diversity accomplished with natural convection is a major advantage. 3 refs

  14. Forced Convection Heat Transfer Experiments of the Finned Plate in a Duct

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    The studies have been focused on the optimization of fin geometries to maximize the heat transfer rate. The forced convection heat transfer rates were affected largely by the fin spacing, fin height, and tip clearance. As the fin spacing decreases and fin height increases, heat transfers from the fins to the ambient are enhanced as they are directly proportional to the surface area. For a large tip clearance, the fluid tends to escape from the inner fin region to the outer wall region resulting in the decrease of the overall heat removal capability. Thus, the parametric influences of these variables are to be investigated to develop a generalized heat transfer correlation for the geometry. This study is a preliminary experimental study for plate-fin geometries such as fin spacing, fin height and duct width. Mass transfer experiments were carried out based on the analogy concept, using a copper sulfate electroplating system. The work has the relevance with the Reactor Cavity Cooling System performance enhancement study in the VHTR. Forced convection heat transfer experiments were performed for the vertical plate-fins in a duct. Based on the analogy between heat and mass transfer systems, mass transfer rates were measured using the cupric acid copper sulfate electroplating system. The fin spacings were varied from 0.002m to 0.007m, fin heights 0.01m and 0.015m, ReDh from 10 to 6,500, and duct widths from 0.010m to 0.02m. The test results showed that the heat transfer rates enhanced with the increase of fin height and the decrease of fin spacing as they enlarge the heat transfer area. And the heat transfer rates were impaired with the increase of the duct width as the bypass flows increased to tip clearance region

  15. The effects of buoyancy on the critical heat flux in forced convection

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    Brusstar, Matthew J.; Merte, Herman, Jr.

    1993-01-01

    The critical heat flux (CHF) in forced convection over a flat surface at relatively low flow velocities has been found, not unexpectedly, to depend upon the orientation of the buoyancy. The CHF for R-113 was measured at various heating surface orientations for test section Reynolds numbers ranging between 3000 and 6500. In this flow range, the buoyancy force acting on the vapor generally dominates over the flow inertia, yet the inertia would still be substantial were gravity to be reduced. In the experiments of this study, the CHF is determined for heating surface orientations ranging from 0 deg to 360 deg, for flow velocities between 4 cm/s and 35 cm/s, and for subcoolings between 2.8 C and 22.2 C. The results presented here demonstrate the strong influence of buoyancy at low flow velocities, which diminishes as the flow velocity and subcooling are increased.

  16. Heat transfer in pool boiling liquid neon, deuterium and hydrogen, and critical heat flux in forced convection of liquid neon

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    In the first part, free-convection and nucleate pool boiling heat transfer (up to burn-out heat flux) between a platinum wire of 0.15 mm in diameter in neon, deuterium and hydrogen has been studied at atmospheric pressure. These measurements were continued in liquid neon up to 23 bars (Pc ? 26.8 b). Film boiling heat transfer coefficients have been measured in pool boiling liquid neon at atmospheric pressure with three heating wires (diameters 0.2, 0.5, 2 mm). All the results have been compared with existing correlations. The second part is devoted to measurements of the critical heat flux limiting heat transfer with small temperature differences between the wall and the liquid neon flowing inside a tube (diameters 3 x 3.5 mm) heated by joule effect on 30 cm of length. Influences of flow stability, nature of electrical current, pressure, mass flow rate and subcooling are shown. In conclusion, the similarity of the heat transfer characteristics in pool boiling as well as in forced convection of liquid neon and hydrogen is emphasized. (author)

  17. Forced convective and subcooled flow boiling heat transfer to pure water and n-heptane in an annular heat exchanger

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    Highlights: ? The cooling performance of water and n-heptane is compared during subcooled flow boiling. ? Although n-heptane leaves the heat exchanger warmer it has a lower heat transfer coefficient. ? Flow rate, heat flux and degree of subcooling have direct effect on heat transfer coefficient. ? The predictions of some correlations are evaluated against experimental data. - Abstract: In this research, subcooled flow boiling heat transfer coefficients of pure n-heptane and distilled water at different operating conditions have been experimentally measured and compared. The heat exchanger consisted of vertical annulus which is heated from the inner cylindrical heater with variable heat flux (less than 140 kW/m2). Heat flux is varied so that two different flow regimes from single phase forced convection to nucleate boiling condition are created. Meanwhile, liquid flow rate is changed in the range of 2.5 × 10?5–5.8 × 10?5 m3/s to create laminar up to transition flow regimes. Three subcooling levels including 10, 20 and 30 °C are also considered. Experimental results demonstrated that subcooled flow boiling heat transfer coefficient increases when higher heat flux, higher liquid flow rate and greater subcooling level are applied. Furthermore, influence of the operating conditions on the bubbles generation on the heat transfer surface is also discussed. It is also shown that water is better cooling fluid in comparison with n-heptane

  18. Laminar forced convective heat transfer in a two-dimensional branching tee junction

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    Laminar forced convective heat transfer in a two-dimensional ninety degree branching tee junction is studied numerically. The governing elliptic equations are solved by a finite-difference numerical scheme utilizing primitive dependent variables. A wide range of Reynolds numbers and dividing flowrates is studied while the working fluid is air with constant properties which is heated via the constant temperature walls of the bifurcation. The location of the separation and reattachment points corresponding to the two recirculation zones which form near the bifurcation are quantified as a function of the Reynolds number and dividing flowrate. The variation of the local Nusselt number along the walls of the bifurcation is discussed in light of the direct effects of the highly perturbed flowfield

  19. A dry-spot model of critical heat flux applicable to both pool boiling and subcooled forced convection boiling

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    A study has been performed to predict CHF in pool boiling and subcooled forced convection boiling using the dry-spot model presented by the authors and existing correlations for heat transfer coefficient, active site density and bubble departure diameter in nucleate boiling. Comparisons of the model predictions with experimental data for pool boiling of water and subcooled upward forced convection boiling of water in vertical, uniformly-heated round tubes have been performed and the parametric trends of CHF have been investigated. The results of the present study strongly support the validity of physical feature of the present model on the CHF mechanism in pool boiling and subcooled forced convection boiling. To improve the prediction capability of the present model, further works on active site density, bubble departure diameter and suppression factor in subcooled boiling are needed

  20. A NUMERCIAL COMPARISON OF SINGLE-PHASE FORCED CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER BETWEEN ROUND TUBE AND STRAIGHT MICROCHANNEL HEAT EXCHANGERS

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    P. MOHAJERI KHAMENEH,

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    Full Text Available Three dimensional simulations of the single-phase laminar flow and forced convective heat transfer of water in round tube and straight microchannel heat exchangers were investigated numerically. This numerical method was developed to measure heat transfer parameters of round tube and straight microchannel tube geometries. Then, similarities and differences were compared between different geometries. The geometries and operating conditions of those indicated heat exchangers were created using a finite volume-based computational fluid dynamics technique. In this article, at each Z-location variation of dimensionless local temperature, nondimensional local heat flux variation and dimensionless local Nusselt number distribution along the tube length were compared between round tube and straight microchannel heat exchangers. Consequently, averaged computational Nusselt number was obtained for those indicated models and then validation study was performed for round tube counter flow type heat exchanger model. Finally, all of these numerical results for both kind of geometries in counter flow heat exchangers were discussed in details.

  1. Improved modelling of turbulent forced convective heat transfer in straight ducts

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    Ducts with non-circular cross sections are frequently encountered in industrial heat transfer equipment, e.g., compact heat exchangers, cooling channels in gas turbine blades, nuclear reactors, etc. This investigation concerns numerical calculation of turbulent forced convective heat transfer and fluid flow in their fully developed state at low Reynolds number. The authors have developed a low Reynolds number version of the non-linear ?-? model combined with the heat flux models of SED, low Reynolds number version of GGDH and WET in general three dimensional geometries. The wall function approach is abandoned and the friction factor is predicted in agreement with experiments. The Nusselt numbers are also predicted very well. Fully developed condition is achieved by imposing cyclic boundary conditions in the main flow direction. The numerical approach is based on the finite volume technique with a non-staggered grid arrangement and the SIMPLEC algorithm. Results have been obtained with the linear and the nonlinear ?-? model, combined with the Lam-Bremhorst damping functions for low Reynolds numbers. The secondary flow patterns are also of major concern

  2. Conceptual Design of Forced Convection Molten Salt Heat Transfer Testing Loop

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    Manohar S. Sohal; Piyush Sabharwall; Pattrick Calderoni; Alan K. Wertsching; S. Brandon Grover

    2010-09-01

    This report develops a proposal to design and construct a forced convection test loop. A detailed test plan will then be conducted to obtain data on heat transfer, thermodynamic, and corrosion characteristics of the molten salts and fluid-solid interaction. In particular, this report outlines an experimental research and development test plan. The most important initial requirement for heat transfer test of molten salt systems is the establishment of reference coolant materials to use in the experiments. An earlier report produced within the same project highlighted how thermophysical properties of the materials that directly impact the heat transfer behavior are strongly correlated to the composition and impurities concentration of the melt. It is therefore essential to establish laboratory techniques that can measure the melt composition, and to develop purification methods that would allow the production of large quantities of coolant with the desired purity. A companion report describes the options available to reach such objectives. In particular, that report outlines an experimental research and development test plan that would include following steps: •Molten Salts: The candidate molten salts for investigation will be selected. •Materials of Construction: Materials of construction for the test loop, heat exchangers, and fluid-solid corrosion tests in the test loop will also be selected. •Scaling Analysis: Scaling analysis to design the test loop will be performed. •Test Plan: A comprehensive test plan to include all the tests that are being planned in the short and long term time frame will be developed. •Design the Test Loop: The forced convection test loop will be designed including extensive mechanical design, instrument selection, data acquisition system, safety requirements, and related precautionary measures. •Fabricate the Test Loop. •Perform the Tests. •Uncertainty Analysis: As a part of the data collection, uncertainty analysis will be performed to develop probability of confidence in what is measured in the test loop. Overall, the testing loop will allow development of needed heat transfer related thermophysical parameters for all the salts, validate existing correlations, validate measuring instruments under harsh environment, and have extensive corrosion testing of materials of construction.

  3. Forced convective heat transfer in boundary layer flow of Sisko fluid over a nonlinear stretching sheet.

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    Munir, Asif; Shahzad, Azeem; Khan, Masood

    2014-01-01

    The major focus of this article is to analyze the forced convective heat transfer in a steady boundary layer flow of Sisko fluid over a nonlinear stretching sheet. Two cases are studied, namely (i) the sheet with variable temperature (PST case) and (ii) the sheet with variable heat flux (PHF case). The heat transfer aspects are investigated for both integer and non-integer values of the power-law index. The governing partial differential equations are reduced to a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations using appropriate similarity variables and solved numerically. The numerical results are obtained by the shooting method using adaptive Runge Kutta method with Broyden's method in the domain[Formula: see text]. The numerical results for the temperature field are found to be strongly dependent upon the power-law index, stretching parameter, wall temperature parameter, material parameter of the Sisko fluid and Prandtl number. In addition, the local Nusselt number versus wall temperature parameter is also graphed and tabulated for different values of pertaining parameters. Further, numerical results are validated by comparison with exact solutions as well as previously published results in the literature. PMID:24949738

  4. Large-scale flow structures and heat transport of turbulent forced and mixed convection in a closed rectangular cavity

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    Highlights: ? Superposition of forced and thermal convection is studied in a rectangular cavity. ? For pure forced convection the mean wind exhibits a solid body rotation. ? Four buoyancy induced convection rolls are formed for mixed convection at Ar ? 3.3. ? The enthalpy flux difference between out- and inflowing air has a maximum at Ar ? 0.6. - Abstract: Results of an experimental study of flow structure formation and heat transport in turbulent forced and mixed convection are presented. The experiments were conducted in a rectangular cavity with a square cross section, which has an aspect ratio between length and height of ?xz = 5. Air at atmospheric pressure was used as working fluid. The air inflow was supplied through a slot below the ceiling, while exhausting was provided by another slot, which is located directly above the floor. Both vents extend over the whole length of the cell. In order to induce thermal convection the bottom of the cell is heated while the ceiling is maintained at a constant temperature. This configuration allows to generate and study mixed convection under well defined conditions. Results of forced convection at Re = 1.07 x 104 as well as mixed convection at 1.01 x 104 ? Re ? 3.4 x 104 and Ra = 2.4 x 108 (3.3 ? Ar ? 0.3), which were obtained by means of Particle Image Velocimetry and local temperature measurements, are presented. For purely forced convection a 2Dorced convection a 2D mean wind, which can be approximated by a solid body rotation, is found. With increasing Archimedes number this structure becomes unstable, leading to a transition of the solid body rotation into additional smaller convection rolls. Proper orthogonal decomposition of the instantaneous velocity fields has been performed for further analysis of these coherent large-scale structures. Their fingerprint is found in the spatial temperature distribution of the out flowing air at the end of the outlet channel, which reveals a temporally stable profile with two maxima over the length of the outlet. Moreover a maximum in the global enthalpy transport by the fluid is found at Ar ? 0.6.

  5. Laminar forced convection heat transfer to a single layer of ordered and disordered spheres

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    We study laminar forced convection heat transfer to single layer arrays of equidistantly and non-equidistantly spaced spheres. We report average Nusselt numbers as a function of geometry and flow conditions, for open frontal area fractions between 0.04 and 0.95, Prandtl numbers between 0.7 and 10, and Reynolds numbers (based on sphere diameter and the free stream velocity) between 0.1 and 100. For equidistantly spaced arrays of spheres we propose a general analytical expression for the average Nusselt number as a function of the Reynolds number, Prandtl number and the open frontal area fraction, as well as asymptotic scaling rules for small and large Reynolds. For all studied Prandtl numbers, equidistant arrays exhibit decreasing average Nusselt numbers for decreasing open frontal area fractions at low Reynolds numbers. For high Reynolds numbers, the Nusselt number approaches that of a single spheres in cross-flow, independent of the open frontal area fraction. For equal open frontal area fractions, the Nusselt number in non-equidistant arrays is lower than in equidistant arrays for intermediate Reynolds numbers. For very low and high Reynolds numbers, non-uniformity does not influence heat transfer.

  6. Multirelaxation-time lattice Boltzmann model for droplet heating and evaporation under forced convection.

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    Albernaz, Daniel; Do-Quang, Minh; Amberg, Gustav

    2015-04-01

    We investigate the evaporation of a droplet surrounded by superheated vapor with relative motion between phases. The evaporating droplet is a challenging process, as one must take into account the transport of mass, momentum, and heat. Here a lattice Boltzmann method is employed where phase change is controlled by a nonideal equation of state. First, numerical simulations are compared to the D^{2} law for a vaporizing static droplet and good agreement is observed. Results are then presented for a droplet in a Lagrangian frame under a superheated vapor flow. Evaporation is described in terms of the temperature difference between liquid-vapor and the inertial forces. The internal liquid circulation driven by surface-shear stresses due to convection enhances the evaporation rate. Numerical simulations demonstrate that for higher Reynolds numbers, the dynamics of vaporization flux can be significantly affected, which may cause an oscillatory behavior on the droplet evaporation. The droplet-wake interaction and local mass flux are discussed in detail. PMID:25974585

  7. Multirelaxation-time lattice Boltzmann model for droplet heating and evaporation under forced convection

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    Albernaz, Daniel; Do-Quang, Minh; Amberg, Gustav

    2015-04-01

    We investigate the evaporation of a droplet surrounded by superheated vapor with relative motion between phases. The evaporating droplet is a challenging process, as one must take into account the transport of mass, momentum, and heat. Here a lattice Boltzmann method is employed where phase change is controlled by a nonideal equation of state. First, numerical simulations are compared to the D2 law for a vaporizing static droplet and good agreement is observed. Results are then presented for a droplet in a Lagrangian frame under a superheated vapor flow. Evaporation is described in terms of the temperature difference between liquid-vapor and the inertial forces. The internal liquid circulation driven by surface-shear stresses due to convection enhances the evaporation rate. Numerical simulations demonstrate that for higher Reynolds numbers, the dynamics of vaporization flux can be significantly affected, which may cause an oscillatory behavior on the droplet evaporation. The droplet-wake interaction and local mass flux are discussed in detail.

  8. Laminar forced convective/conductive heat transfer by finite element method

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    The present study is directed at developing a finite element computer program for solution of decoupled convective/conductive heat transfer problems. Penalty function formulation has been used to solve momentum equations and subsequently transient energy equation is solved using modified Crank-Nicolson method. The optimal upwinding scheme has been employed in energy equation to remove oscillations at high Peclet number. (author)

  9. Theoretical and Experimental Studies on Transient Heat Transfer for Forced Convection Flow of Helium Gas over a Horizontal Cylinder

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    Liu, Qiusheng; Fukuda, Katsuya; Zhang, Zheng

    Forced convection transient heat transfer for helium gas at various periods of exponential increase of heat input (Q0exp(t/?)) to a horizontal cylinder (heater) was theoretically and experimentally studied. In the theoretical study, transient heat transfer was numerically solved based on a turbulent flow model. It was clarified that the surface superheat and heat flux increase exponentially as the heat generation rate increases with the exponential function. The values of numerical solution for surface temperature and heat flux agree well with the experimental data for the cylinder diameter of 1mm. In the experimental studies, the authors measured heat flux, surface temperature, and transient heat transfer coefficients for forced convection flow of helium gas over horizontal cylinders under wide experimental conditions. The platinum cylinders with diameters of 1.0mm, 0.7mm, and 2.0mm were used as test heaters. The gas flow velocities ranged from 2 to 10m/s, and the periods ranged from 50ms to 15s. It was clarified that the heat transfer coefficient approaches the quasi-steady-state one for the period ? longer than about 1s, and it becomes higher for the period shorter than around 1s. The heat transfer shifts to the quasi-steady-state heat transfer for longer periods and shifts to the transient heat transfer for shorter periods. The transient heat transfer coefficients show significant dependence on cylinder diameters, there are higher for smaller cylinder diameters. The empirical correlations for quasi-steady-state heat transfer and transient heat transfer were obtained based on the experimental data.

  10. PERFORMANCE OF A FORCED CONVECTION SOLAR DRIER INTEGRATED WITH GRAVEL AS HEAT STORAGE MATERIAL FOR CHILI DRYING

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    M. MOHANRAJ

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    Full Text Available An indirect forced convection solar drier integrated with different sensible heat storage maternal has been developed and tested its performance for drying chili under the metrological conditions of Pollachi, India. The system consists of a flat plate solar air heater with heat storage unit, a drying chamber and a centrifugal blower. Drying experiments have been performed at an air flow rate of 0.25 kg/s. Drying of chili in a forced convection solar drier reduces the moisture content from around 72.8% (wet basis to the final moisture content about 9.1% in 24 h. Average drier efficiency was estimated to be about 21%. The specific moisture extraction rate was estimated to be about 0.87 kg/kWh.

  11. Forced Convection Boiling and Critical Heat Flux of Ethanol in Electrically Heated Tube Tests

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    Meyer, Michael L.; Linne, Diane L.; Rousar, Donald C.

    1998-01-01

    Electrically heated tube tests were conducted to characterize the critical heat flux (transition from nucleate to film boiling) of subcritical ethanol flowing at conditions relevant to the design of a regeneratively cooled rocket engine thrust chamber. The coolant was SDA-3C alcohol (95% ethyl alcohol, 5% isopropyl alcohol by weight), and tests were conducted over the following ranges of conditions: pressure from 144 to 703 psia, flow velocities from 9.7 to 77 ft/s, coolant subcooling from 33 to 362 F, and critical heat fluxes up to 8.7 BTU/in(exp 2)/sec. For the data taken near 200 psia, critical heat flux was correlated as a function of the product of velocity and fluid subcooling to within +/- 20%. For data taken at higher pressures, an additional pressure term is needed to correlate the critical heat flux. It was also shown that at the higher test pressures and/or flow rates, exceeding the critical heat flux did not result in wall burnout. This result may significantly increase the engine heat flux design envelope for higher pressure conditions.

  12. Forced convective heat transfer and pressure drop of a randomly packed HTGR core

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    Heat and mass transfer have been measured for a randomly packed spherical pebble bed in the range of Reynolds number 30 4. The Prandtl number was Pr = 0.71. For the mass transfer measurements the method of naphthalene sublimation in air (Schmidt number Sc = 2.53) was applied. Effects of free convection, of temperature radiation, and of heat flux due to punctual contact of neighboring spheres are studied. Furthermore the wall effects on heat transfer are considered. For 3 x 102 4 the pressure drop coefficient has been measured. The importance of exact knowledge about the void fraction and its effect on the pressure drop is pointed out

  13. Design of Test Loops for Forced Convection Heat Transfer Studies at Supercritical State

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    Balouch, Masih N.

    Worldwide research is being conducted to improve the efficiency of nuclear power plants by using supercritical water (SCW) as the working fluid. One such SCW reactor considered for future development is the CANDU-Supercritical Water Reactor (CANDU-SCWR). For safe and accurate design of the CANDU-SCWR, a detailed knowledge of forced-convection heat transfer in SCW is required. For this purpose, two supercritical fluid loops, i.e. a SCW loop and an R-134a loop are developed at Carleton University. The SCW loop is designed to operate at pressures as high as 28 MPa, temperatures up to 600 °C and mass fluxes of up to 3000 kg/m2s. The R-134a loop is designed to operate at pressures as high as 6 MPa, temperatures up to 140 °C and mass fluxes in the range of 500-6000 kg/m2s. The test loops designs allow for up to 300 kW of heating power to be imparted to the fluid. Both test loops are of the closed-loop design, where flow circulation is achieved by a centrifugal pump in the SCW loop and three parallel-connected gear pumps in the R-134a loop, respectively. The test loops are pressurized using a high-pressure nitrogen cylinder and accumulator assembly, which allows independent control of the pressure, while simultaneously dampening pump induced pressure fluctuations. Heat exchangers located upstream of the pumps control the fluid temperature in the test loops. Strategically located measuring instrumentation provides information on the flow rate, pressure and temperature in the test loops. The test loops have been designed to accommodate a variety of test-section geometries, ranging from a straight circular tube to a seven-rod bundle, achieving heat fluxes up to 2.5 MW/m2 depending on the test-section geometry. The design of both test loops allows for easy reconfiguration of the test-section orientation relative to the gravitational direction. All the test sections are of the directly-heated design, where electric current passing through the pressure retaining walls of the test sections provides the Joule heating required to heat up the fluid to supercritical conditions. A high-temperature dielectric gasket isolates the current carrying parts of the test section from the rest of the assembly. Temperature and pressure drop data are collected at the inlet and outlet, and along the heated length of the test section. The test loops and test sections are designed according to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pressure Piping B31.1, and Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII-Division 1 rules. The final test loops and test sections assemblies are certified by Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). Every attempt is made to use off-the-shelf components where possible in order to streamline the design process and reduce costs. Following a rigorous selection process, stainless steel Types 316 and 316H are selected as the construction materials for the test loops, and Inconel 625 is selected as the construction material for the test sections. This thesis describes the design of the SCW and R-134a loops along with the three test-section geometries (i.e., tubular, annular and bundle designs).

  14. Free and forced convection heat transfer in the thermal entry region for laminar flow inside a circular cylinder horizontally oriented

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    An experimental work is conducted on combined (free and forced) convection to study the local and average heat transfer for hydrodynamically fully developed and thermally developing laminar air flow in a horizontal circular cylinder. The experimental setup uses an aluminum cylinder as test section with 30 mm inside diameter and 900 mm heated length (L/D = 30) subjected to a constant wall heat flux boundary condition. The investigation covers the Reynolds number range from 400 to 1600 and the heat flux range from 60 W/m2 to 400 W/m2. The fully developed condition is achieved by using aluminum entrance section pipes (calming sections) having the same inside diameter as the test section pipe but with variable lengths. The entrance sections included two long calming sections, one with length of 180 cm (L/D = 60), and the other with length of 240 cm (L/D = 80), and two short calming sections with lengths of 60 cm (L/D = 20) and of 120 cm (L/D = 40). The surface temperature distribution along the cylinder surface and the local and average Nusselt number distributions with dimensionless axial distance Z+ were presented. For all entrance sections, an increase in the Nusselt number values was found as the heat flux increases. It was concluded that the free convection effects tended to decrease the heat transfer results at low Re number and to increase the heat transfer results for high Re number. The combined convection regime could be bounded mbined convection regime could be bounded by a suitable selection of Re number ranges and heat flux ranges. The obtained Richardson numbers (Ri) ranged approximately from 0.1171 to 7.125. The average Nusselt numbers were correlated with the Rayleigh numbers/Reynolds numbers

  15. Transient convective heat transfer

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    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available In nature, as well as within the human-made thermal systems, the time-variable regimes are more commonly encountered, if not always, than the permanent regimes. Nevertheless, studies in convection are still more frequent in the permanent regimes, undoubtedly due to the related difficulties in calculation in terms of time and cost of computation. One may distinguish two categories of time-dependent transfers: those which are due to external causes (variable boundary conditions and those that are due to internal causes (sources of variable power, instabilities, turbulence, and the combination of these two types may also be encountered. In this presentation, we shall analyze some situations which belong to the first category. These are concerned with: - a group of boundary layer flows in forced, natural or mixed convection, where the wall is subjected to time-variable conditions in temperature or flux. - another group of fluid flows within ducts, in laminar mixed convection regime, where the entry conditions (mass flow rate, temperature are time-dependent. The techniques of analysis are mainly extensions to the differential method and to the integral method of Karman-Polhausen in boundary layer flows, and the finite differences solution of the vorticity and energy equations for internal flows. The results presented in the transient state are caused by steps of temperature, heat flux or velocity, and in particular show the time evolution of the dynamic and thermal boundary layers, as well of the heat transfer coefficients. Three examples of applications will then be treated: the active control of convective transfers, the measurement of heat transfer coefficients, and the analysis of heat exchangers. The main idea in the active control is that of managing the temperatures or heat fluxes by employing a variable regime. Under certain conditions, this procedure may reveal itself quite interesting. The measurement of transfer coefficients by the photothermal impulse method possesses a great interest since it is performed in a non-intrusive way without contact. However, in order to be precise, it needs to account for the thermal boundary layer perturbation due to the radiative flux sent over the surface, which means to know the evolution of the transfer coefficient during the measurement. Previous studies therefore provide essential information. Within the domain of heat exchangers, we shall present a different global method, which allows for the evaluation of the time constant of an equipment in response to sample variations of temperature or mass flow rates at the entrance. In conclusion, a brief balance of the ICHMT Symposium "Transient heat and mass transfer", Cesme, Turkey, August 2003, will be presented.

  16. Transient convective heat transfer

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    J., Padet.

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available In nature, as well as within the human-made thermal systems, the time-variable regimes are more commonly encountered, if not always, than the permanent regimes. Nevertheless, studies in convection are still more frequent in the permanent regimes, undoubtedly due to the related difficulties in calcul [...] ation in terms of time and cost of computation. One may distinguish two categories of time-dependent transfers: those which are due to external causes (variable boundary conditions) and those that are due to internal causes (sources of variable power, instabilities, turbulence), and the combination of these two types may also be encountered. In this presentation, we shall analyze some situations which belong to the first category. These are concerned with: - a group of boundary layer flows in forced, natural or mixed convection, where the wall is subjected to time-variable conditions in temperature or flux. - another group of fluid flows within ducts, in laminar mixed convection regime, where the entry conditions (mass flow rate, temperature) are time-dependent. The techniques of analysis are mainly extensions to the differential method and to the integral method of Karman-Polhausen in boundary layer flows, and the finite differences solution of the vorticity and energy equations for internal flows. The results presented in the transient state are caused by steps of temperature, heat flux or velocity, and in particular show the time evolution of the dynamic and thermal boundary layers, as well of the heat transfer coefficients. Three examples of applications will then be treated: the active control of convective transfers, the measurement of heat transfer coefficients, and the analysis of heat exchangers. The main idea in the active control is that of managing the temperatures or heat fluxes by employing a variable regime. Under certain conditions, this procedure may reveal itself quite interesting. The measurement of transfer coefficients by the photothermal impulse method possesses a great interest since it is performed in a non-intrusive way without contact. However, in order to be precise, it needs to account for the thermal boundary layer perturbation due to the radiative flux sent over the surface, which means to know the evolution of the transfer coefficient during the measurement. Previous studies therefore provide essential information. Within the domain of heat exchangers, we shall present a different global method, which allows for the evaluation of the time constant of an equipment in response to sample variations of temperature or mass flow rates at the entrance. In conclusion, a brief balance of the ICHMT Symposium "Transient heat and mass transfer", Cesme, Turkey, August 2003, will be presented.

  17. Burnout in boiling heat transfer. Part II: subcooled and low quality forced-convection systems

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    Recent experimental and analytical developments regrading burnout in subcooled and low quality forced-convection systems are reviewed. Much data have been accumulated which clarify the parametric trends and lead to new design correlations for water and a variety of other coolants in both simple and complex geometries. A number of critical experiments and models have been developed to attempt to clarify the burnout mechanism(s) in simpler geometries and power transients

  18. Convective heat transfer

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    Kakac, Sadik; Pramuanjaroenkij, Anchasa

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    Intended for readers who have taken a basic heat transfer course and have a basic knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and differential equations, Convective Heat Transfer, Third Edition provides an overview of phenomenological convective heat transfer. This book combines applications of engineering with the basic concepts of convection. It offers a clear and balanced presentation of essential topics using both traditional and numerical methods. The text addresses emerging science and technology matters, and highlights biomedical applications and energy technologies. What’s New in the Third Edition: Includes updated chapters and two new chapters on heat transfer in microchannels and heat transfer with nanofluids Expands problem sets and introduces new correlations and solved examples Provides more coverage of numerical/computer methods The third edition details the new research areas of heat transfer in microchannels and the enhancement of convective heat transfer with nanofluids....

  19. A NUMERICAL STUDY OF FORCED CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER OVER A SERIES OF FLAT TUBES BETWEEN PARALLEL PLATES

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    2012-01-01

    This paper presents the numerical study on two-dimensional forced convection heat transfer across three in-line flat tubes confined in a channel under incompressible, steady-state conditions. This system is solved in body-fitted coordinates (BFC) using the finite volume method (FVM). The constant heat flux is imposed on the surface of the tubes as the thermal boundary conditions. The range of the longitudinal pitch-to-diameter ratio (SL/Ds) of 2.0–4.0 is considered, the Reynolds number vari...

  20. Theoretical and experimental studies on transient heat transfer for forced convection flow of helium gas over a horizontal cylinder

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    Forced convection transient heat transfer for helium gas at various periods of exponential increase of heat input to a horizontal cylinder (heater) was theoretically and experimentally studied. In the theoretical study, transient heat transfer was numerically solved based on a turbulent flow model. It was clarified that the surface superheat and heat flux increase exponentially as the heat generation rate increases with the exponential function. The temperature distribution near the cylinder becomes larger as the surface temperature increases. The values of numerical solution for surface temperature and heat flux agree well with the experimental data for the cylinder diameter of 1 mm. However, the heat flux shows difference from the experimental values for the cylinder diameters of 0.7 mm and 2.0 mm. In the experimental studies, the authors measured heat flux, surface temperature, and transient heat transfer coefficients for forced convection flow of helium gas over horizontal cylinders under wide experimental conditions. The platinum cylinders with diameters of 1.0 mm, 0.7 mm, and 2.0 mm were used as test heaters and heated by electric current with an exponential increase of Q0exp(t/?) . The gas flow velocities ranged from 2 to 10 m/s, the gas temperatures ranged from 303 to 353 K, and the periods ranged from 50 ms to 20 s. It was clarified that the heat transfer coefficient approaches the quasi-steady-state one for the period ? longer than about 1 s, anr the period ? longer than about 1 s, and it becomes higher for the period shorter than around 1 s. The transient heat transfer shows less dependence on the gas flowing velocity when the period becomes very shorter. The heat transfer shifts to the quasi-steady-state heat transfer for longer periods and shifts to the transient heat transfer for shorter periods at the same flow velocity. It also approaches the quasi-steady-state one for higher flow velocity at the same period. The transient heat transfer coefficients show significant dependence on cylinder diameters, there are higher for smaller cylinder diameters. The empirical correlations for quasi-steady-state heat transfer and transient heat transfer were obtained based on the experimental data. (authors)

  1. Theoretical study of transient response of a rectangular latent heat thermal energy storage system with conjugate forced convection

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    The transient behavior of a thermal energy storage system was studied numerically. The storage system is composed of a number of rectangular channels for the flowing heat transfer fluid (HTF), separated by a phase change material (PCM). Using an enthalpy method, the melting of the PCM is solved. The forced convective heat transfer inside the channels was analysed by solving the energy equation, which was coupled with the heat conduction equation in the container wall. The velocity profile for the rectangular channel is given by an exact analytical solution. A numerical code based on the finite difference method was developed and validated by comparing numerical predictions with exact analytical solutions available in literature. The parameters that control the thermal behavior were identified. Several numerical simulations were performed to assess the effects of the Reynolds number on the heat transfer process of the system during the melting of a PCM

  2. Experimental determination of heat transfer critical conditions in water forced convection at low pressure in a circular channel

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    An experimental determination was made of heat transfer critical conditions in a circular channel, uniformly heated, and internally cooled by water in ascending forced convection, under a pressure slightly above atmospheric pressure. Measurements were made of water flow, pressure, electric power temperature and heating, and a systematic analysis was made of the system's parameters. The values obtained for the heat critical flux are circa 50% lower than those predicted by Becker and Biasi and this is accounted to flowing instabilities of thermo-hydrodynamic nature. It is suggested that the flowing channels of circuits aiming at the study of the boiling crisis phenomenon be expanded in its upper extremity, and that the coolant circulation be kept through a pump with a pressure X flow characteristic as vertical as possible

  3. Forced convection heat transfer from a wire inserted into a vertically-mounted pipe to liquid hydrogen flowing upward

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    Tatsumoto, H.; Shirai, Y.; Shiotsu, M.; Naruo, Y.; Kobayashi, H.; Inatani, Y.

    2014-12-01

    Forced convection heat transfer from a PtCo wire with a length of 120 mm and a diameter of 1.2 mm that was inserted into a vertically-mounted pipe with a diameter of 8.0 mm to liquid hydrogen flowing upward was measured with a quasi-steady increase of a heat generation rate for wide ranges of flow rate under saturated conditions. The pressures were varied from 0.4 MPa to 1.1 MPa. The non-boiling heat transfer characteristic agrees with that predicted by Dittus-Boelter correlation. The critical heat fluxes are higher for higher flow rates and lower pressures. Effect of Weber number on the CHF was clarified and a CHF correlation that can describe the experimental data is derived based on our correlation for a pipe.

  4. Burnout in boiling heat transfer. II. Subcooled and low-quality forced-convection systems

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    Recent experimental and analytical developments regarding burnout in subcooled and low-quality forced-convection systems are reviewed. Many data have been accumulated which clarify the parametric trends and lead to new design correlations for water and a variety of other coolants in both simple and complex geometries. A number of critical experiments and models have been developed to attempt to clarify the burnout mechanism(s) in simpler geometries. Other topics discussed include burnout with power transients and techniques to augment burnout. 86 references

  5. Investigation of forced convection heat transfer of supercritical pressure water in a vertically upward internally ribbed tube

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    In the present paper, the forced convection heat transfer characteristics of water in a vertically upward internally ribbed tube at supercritical pressures were investigated experimentally. The six-head internally ribbed tube is made of SA-213T12 steel with an outer diameter of 31.8 mm and a wall thickness of 6 mm and the mean inside diameter of the tube is measured to be 17.6 mm. The experimental parameters were as follows. The pressure at the inlet of the test section varied from 25.0 to 29.0 MPa, and the mass flux was from 800 to 1200 kg/(m2 s), and the inside wall heat flux ranged from 260 to 660 kW/m2. According to experimental data, the effects of heat flux and pressure on heat transfer of supercritical pressure water in the vertically upward internally ribbed tube were analyzed, and the characteristics and mechanisms of heat transfer enhancement, and also that of heat transfer deterioration, were also discussed in the so-called large specific heat region. The drastic changes in thermophysical properties near the pseudocritical points, especially the sudden rise in the specific heat of water at supercritical pressures, may result in the occurrence of the heat transfer enhancement, while the covering of the heat transfer surface by fluids lighter and hotter than the bulk fluid makes the heat transfer deteriorated eventually and explains how this lighter fluid layer forms. It was found that the heat transfer characteristics of water at supercransfer characteristics of water at supercritical pressures were greatly different from the single-phase convection heat transfer at subcritical pressures. There are three heat transfer modes of water at supercritical pressures: (1) normal heat transfer, (2) deteriorated heat transfer with low HTC but high wall temperatures in comparison to the normal heat transfer, and (3) enhanced heat transfer with high HTC and low wall temperatures in comparison to the normal heat transfer. It was also found that the heat transfer deterioration at supercritical pressures was similar to the DNB at subcritical pressures.

  6. The influence of molten pool geometry on forced convective heat transfer

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    Wei, Cheng-hua; Fang, Bo-lang; Liu, Wei-ping; Wang, Li-jun; Ma, Zhi-liang

    2015-05-01

    An investigation was conducted to determine the relationship between heat transfer coefficient and molten pool's geometry. It was accomplished by performing an experimental and numerical investigation using a cylinder dimple with two different serials of geometry: (1) cylinder dimples with fixed print diameter D=50mm and different depth, and (2) cylinder dimples with fixed depth d=10mm and different print diameter. The airflow speed varies from 50m/s to 250m/s in the turbulent regime. The results consist of flow characteristics, mainly velocity profile and heat transfer characteristics, including heat transfer coefficient and Nusselt number along flow direction, were obtained. The comparison was held against the smooth surface. Results showed that a centrally-located vortex was formed due to the flow separation. For heat transfer coefficient, such augmentations are present near the downstream edges and diminutions are present near the upstream edges of dimple rims, both slightly within each depression. It was found that the convection heat transfer coefficients with different geometry parameters have similar distribution along flow direction. A uniform piecewise linear function was built to describe the heat transfer characterizes for different molten pool print diameter.

  7. A NUMERICAL STUDY OF FORCED CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER OVER A SERIES OF FLAT TUBES BETWEEN PARALLEL PLATES

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the numerical study on two-dimensional forced convection heat transfer across three in-line flat tubes confined in a channel under incompressible, steady-state conditions. This system is solved in body-fitted coordinates (BFC using the finite volume method (FVM. The constant heat flux is imposed on the surface of the tubes as the thermal boundary conditions. The range of the longitudinal pitch-to-diameter ratio (SL/Ds of 2.0–4.0 is considered, the Reynolds number varies within the range 25–300, and the Prandtl number is taken as 0.7. The temperature contours, local Nusselt number distributions at the tube surface and mean Nusselt number were analyzed. The strength of the heat transfer between the surface of the tubes and the air flow increases with an increase in Reynolds number and pitch-to-diameter ratio.

  8. An analytical study of momentum and heat transfer on turbulent forced convection in rectangular channels with allowance for secondary effects

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    A theoretical study was performed to investigate turbulent forced-convective momentum and heat transport in a rectangular channel of arbitrary aspect ratio under fully developed flow and heat transfer conditions. Main emphasis has been devoted to analyse the effects of the anisotropic turbulent transport properties and the turbulence-induced secondary flow on the main flow field and the temperature distribution. The effects of peripheral wall conduction as well as radiation within the channel are included in the analysis. Numerical results are presented for the turbulent velocity and temperature field and compared with experimental data. The analysis reveals that only a single secondary current occurs in the trapezoidal symmetry element of the rectangular duct. Furhtermore, when the heating extends over one or two oppositely located sides only, the location of the maximum wall temperature is shifted from the corner to the center of the wall. (orig.)

  9. An analytical study of momentum and heat transfer on turbulent forced convection in rectangular channels with allowance for secondary effects

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    A theoretical study was performed to investigate turbulent forced-convective momentum and heat transport in a rectangular channel under fully developed flow and heat transfer conditions. Main emphasis has been devoted to analyse the effects of the anisotropic turbulent transport properties and the turbulence-induced secondary flow on the main flow field and the temperature distribution. The effects of peripheral wall conduction as well as radiation within the channel are included in the analysis. The analysis reveals that only a single secondary current occurs in the trapezoidal symmetry element of the rectangular duct. Furthermore, when the heating extends over one or two oppositely located sides only, the location of the maximum wall temperature is shifted from the corner to the center of the wall. (orig.)

  10. The influence of nanoparticle migration on forced convective heat transfer of nanofluid under heating and cooling regimes.

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    Kozlova, Sofya V; Ryzhkov, Ilya I

    2014-09-01

    In this paper, laminar convective heat transfer of water-alumina nanofluid in a circular tube with uniform heat flux at the tube wall is investigated. The investigation is performed numerically on the basis of two-component model, which takes into account nanoparticle transport by diffusion and thermophoresis. Two thermal regimes at the tube wall, heating and cooling, are considered and the influence of nanoparticle migration on the heat transfer is analyzed comparatively. The intensity of thermophoresis is characterized by a new empirical model for thermophoretic mobility. It is shown that the nanoparticle volume fraction decreases (increases) in the boundary layer near the wall under heating (cooling) due to thermophoresis. The corresponding variations of nanofluid properties and flow characteristics are presented and discussed. The intensity of heat transfer for the model with thermophoresis in comparison to the model without thermophoresis is studied by plotting the dependence of the heat transfer coefficient on the Peclet number. The effectiveness of water-alumina nanofluid is analyzed by plotting the average heat transfer coefficient against the required pumping power. The analysis of the results reveals that the water-alumina nanofluid shows better performance in the heating regime than in the cooling regime due to thermophoretic effect. PMID:25260328

  11. Prediction of forced convective boiling heat transfer coefficient of pure refrigerants and binary refrigerant mixtures inside a horizontal tube

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    Forced convective boiling heat transfer coefficients were predicted for an annular flow inside a horizontal tube for pure refrigerants and nonazeotropic binary refrigerant mixtures. The heat transfer coefficients were calculated based on the turbulent temperature profile in liquid film and vapor core considering the composition difference in vapor and liquid phases, and the nonlinearity in mixing rules for the calculation of mixture properties. The heat transfer coefficients of pure refrigerants were estimated within a standard deviation of 14% compared with available experimental data. For nonazeotropic binary refrigerant mixtures, prediction of the heat transfer coefficients was made with a standard deviation of 18%. The heat transfer coefficients of refrigerant mixtures were lower than linearly interpolated values calculated from the heat transfer coefficients of pure refrigerants. This degradation was represented by several factors such as the difference between the liquid and the overall compositions, the conductivity ratio and the viscosity ratio of both components in refrigerant mixtures. The temperature change due to the concentration gradient was a major factor for the heat transfer degradation and the mass flux itself at the interface had a minor effect

  12. AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY FOR HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENT BY LAMINAR FORCED CONVECTION FROM HORIZONTAL AND INCLINED TUBE HEATED WITH CONSTANT HEAT FLUX, USING TWO TYPES OF POROUS MEDIA

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available An experimental forced laminar study was presented in this research for an air flowing through a circular channel for different angles ( ,30o,45o,60o, the channel was heated at constant heat flux , the channel also was packed with steel and glass spheres respectively . The tests were done for three values of Peclets number (2111.71,3945.42,4575.47 with changing the heat flux for each case and five times for each number.The results showed that the dimensionless temperature distribution  will decrease with increasing the dimensionless channel length for all cases with changing Peclet number, heat flux and inclination angles, and its lowest value will be for glass spheres at highest flux, while at lower flux for , and the decreasing in dimensionless temperature was closed for both types of packed at other inclination angles.The study declared that the local Nusselt number decreases with increasing the dimensionless length of the channel for both packeds and for different applied heat flux, also through this study it was declared that the average Nusselt increases as Peclet number increases for both packed. Its value for the glass spheres is greater than the steel spheres with percentage (98.3% at small Peclet, and percentage (97.2% at large Peclet number for the horizontal tube, and (98.3% at small Peclet number and (97.8% at large Peclet number at  .Through this study its was found that average Nusselt number increases along the channel as the heat flux increases, because the bulk temperature will increase as the flow proceeds toward the end of the channel , so the heat transfer coefficient will increase.  It was declared from this study that in the case of the steel packed the heat transfer will occur mainly by conduction, while in the case of glass packed the heat transfer will occur mainly by laminar forced convection, where the lowest Nusselt number (Nu=3.8 was found when the pipe is horizontal and lowest heat flux and lowest Peclet number.  

  13. Convection heat transfer

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    Bejan, Adrian

    2013-01-01

    Written by an internationally recognized authority on heat transfer and thermodynamics, this second edition of Convection Heat Transfer contains new and updated problems and examples reflecting real-world research and applications, including heat exchanger design. Teaching not only structure but also technique, the book begins with the simplest problem solving method (scale analysis), and moves on to progressively more advanced and exact methods (integral method, self similarity, asymptotic behavior). A solutions manual is available for all problems and exercises.

  14. Convective Heat Transfer

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    2009-01-01

    Convection heat transfer is an important topic both for industrial applications and fundamental aspects. It combines the complexity of the flow dynamics and of the active or passive scalar transport process. It is part of many university courses such as Mechanical, Aeronautical, Chemical and Biomechanical Engineering. The literature on convective heat transfer is large, but the present manuscript differs in many aspects from the existing ones, particularly from the pedagogical point of view. Each chapter begins with a brief yet complete presentation of the related topic. This is followed by a

  15. Influence of Tip Clearance on Forced Convection Heat Transfer of a Finned Plate in a Duct

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    Optimizations are required for a proper enhancement of cooling capability. An important phenomenological consideration is to be reveals for a finned plate in a duct. Due to the high friction near the fin region and low friction near the wall region, the forced flow tends to bypass from fin region to wall region. The bypass flow increases the net flow and enhances the heat transfer for a moderate tip clearance which is defined by the distance from the tip of the fin and the wall. Meanwhile for a large tip clearance, most of the flow bypasses and does not contribute the heat transfer and impairs the heat transfer. This study is a preliminary numerical study on the influence of the tip clearance on the heat transfer of the finned plate in a duct. The study aimed at supporting an experimental research exploring the phenomena for a very small tip clearance. Thus material properties and test conditions were chosen to meet the experimental conditions. It investigated the phenomena at Pr of 2,014 and ReS of 58.3. In order to investigate the small tip clearance phenomena, a simple numerical scheme was developed using a commercial CFD code. A case with the same experimental condition was tested using the numerical scheme and the error was about 12%. The results show the clear evidence of the flow bypass from the fin region to wall region, which impair the heat removal capacity of the finned plate in a duct. The study has the relevance with the reactor cavity cooling system performance enhancement activities in the VHTR. The numerical scheme will be tested for narrower and wider tip clearances and find an optimal tip clearance

  16. Forced convection heat transfer and friction characteristics in multi-exit -rectangular package with inclined tube bundles

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    Wen, M.-Y.

    2005-08-01

    An experiment was carried out to investigate the characteristics of the heat transfer and pressure drop for forced convection airflow over tube bundles that are inclined relative to the on-coming flow in a rectangular package with one outlet and two inlets. The experiments included a wide range of angles of attack and were extended over a Reynolds number range from about 250 to 12,500. Correlations for the Nusselt number and pressure drop factor are reported and discussed. As a result, it was found that at a fixed Re, for the tube bundles with attack angle of 45 ° has the best heat transfer coefficient, followed by 60, 75 and 90 °, respectively. This investigation also introduces the factors Eu_? = 90^ circ, which can be used for finding the heat transfer and the pressure drop factor on the tube bundles positioned at different angles to the flow direction. Moreover, no perceptible dependence of C?and C?? on Re was detected. In addition, flow visualizations were explored to broaden our fundamental understanding of the heat transfer for the present study.

  17. Optimal Heating Strategies for a Convection Oven

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    In this study classical control theory is applied to a heat conduction model with convective boundary conditions. Optimal heating strategies are obtained through solution of an associated algebraic Riccati equation for a finite horizon linear quadratic regulator (LQR). The large dimensional system models, obtained after a Galerkin approximation of the original heat-conduction equations, describe the dynamics of the nodal temperatures driven by a forced convection boundary condition. The model...

  18. Thermal hydraulic calculation in a passive residual heat removal system of the SMART-P plant for forced and natural convection conditions

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    An investigation of the thermal hydraulic characteristics in the passive residual heat removal system of the System integrated Modular Advanced ReacTor-P (SMART-P) has been carried out using the MARS code, which is a best estimate system analysis code. The SMART-P is designed to cool the system during accidental conditions by a natural convection. The dominant heat transfer in the steam generator is a boiling mode under a forced convection condition, and it is a single-phase liquid and a boiling heat transfer under a natural convection condition. Most of the heat is removed in the heat exchanger of the passive residual heat removal system by a condensation heat transfer. The passive residual heat removal system can remove the energy from the primary side as long as the heat exchanger is submerged in the refueling water tank. The mass flow is stable under a natural circulation condition though it oscillates periodically with a small amplitude. The parameter study is performed by considering the effects of an effective height between the steam generator and the heat exchanger, a hydraulic resistance, an initial pressure, a non-condensable gas fraction in the compensating tank, and a valve actuation time, which are useful for the design of the passive residual heat removal system. The mass flow in the passive residual heat removal system has been affected by the height between the steam generator and the heat exchanger, and the hydraulic resistance of the loopydraulic resistance of the loop

  19. Critical heat flux and associated phenomena in forced convective boiling in nuclear systems

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    In evaporation of a liquid flowing in a tube or nuclear fuel element, there exists a transition (known as "dryout", "burnout", "boiling crisis" or "critical heat flux", CHF) from a high heat transfer coefficient regime to one of greatly reduced heat transfer coefficient. The conditions leading to dryout or CHF and the behaviour of wall temperatures in the ("post dryout or post CHF") region beyond it are of immense importance in nuclear reactor safety. In a nuclear reactor, the clad temperatur...

  20. Study of the equivalent diameter concept for heat transfer by forced convection in annular channels

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    This work describes a comparative analysis between experimental values of heat transfer coefficients in fully developed turbulent flow for a concentric annular channel, and those calculated with the empirical correlations obtained for tubes by Dittus-Boelter, Sieder and Tate, a modified Colburn equation, and that proposed by Gnielinski which applies the analogy between friction and heat transfer. The coefficients were calculated by means of two different equivalent diameters: 1) The hydraulic equivalent diameter; and 2) The heated equivalent diameter. It was concluded that the hydraulic equivalent diameter gives much better results than the heated equivalent diameter. (Author)

  1. Forced convective heat transfer in supercooled phase-change material suspensions with stochastic crystallization

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    Kousksou, T.; El Rhafiki, T.; El Omari, K.; Zeraouli, Y.; Le Guer, Y. [Laboratoire de Thermique Energetique et Procedes, Universite de Pau et des Pays de l' Adour (UPPA), Campus Universitaire, 64000 Pau (France)

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    A model has been developed for the simulation of laminar hydrodynamic and heat transfer characteristics in a horizontal circular tube for a suspension flow with micro-size phase-change material (PCM) particles. The energy equation is formulated by taking into consideration the heat absorption (or release) due to the phase-change process. The heat source or heat generation term in the energy equation is derived from solutions for freezing or melting inside the particles. The supercooling breakdown induced by the stochastic character of the crystallization is taken into account in the modeling with nucleation laws. The solutions were compared to experimental results obtained by different authors. (author)

  2. On contact point modifications for forced convective heat transfer analysis in a structured packed bed of spheres

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    Highlights: • A systematical study on contact modifications is performed for structured packed beds. • The bridges modification is found to give the most reasonable macroscopic results. • The overlaps and bridges methods are suitable for predicting local heat transfer. • Reasonable bridge diameter is found in a range from 16% dp to 20% dp. - Abstract: The present paper systematically investigated the appropriateness of different contact point modification approaches for forced convective heat transfer analysis in structured packed beds of spheres. The three-dimensional Navier–Stokes equations and RNG k–? turbulence model with scalable wall function are adopted to model the turbulent flow inside the pores. Both macroscopic and local flow and heat transfer characteristics for different packing forms (simple cubic, body center cubic and face center cubic packing forms) and contact treatments (gaps, overlaps, bridges and caps modifications) are carefully examined. In particular, the effects caused by the bridge size for the bridges treatment are discussed, and the numerical results are compared with available experiments in literature. It is found that the effects of contact treatments on the pressure drops are remarkable for different structured packing forms, especially when the porosity is relatively low, while such effects on the Nusselt numbers are relatively small. Among the four different contact modifications, the bridges method would give the most reasonable pressure drops for all the structured packing forms studied and this method is also proved to be suitable for predicting the Nusselt numbers. The local flow and heat transfer characteristics in the structured packed bed are sensitive to the methodology of contact modifications. The gaps and caps treatments would distort the local flow and temperature distributions in the packed bed, especially near the contact zones. While the local flow and temperature distributions from the overlaps and bridges treatments would be more reasonable and close to those in the original packing with points contact. Based on both the macroscopic and local flow and heat transfer analyses, the bridges treatment is recommended. The effects caused by the bridge size in the bridges treatment are also remarkable. It is noted that too small or too large bridge size would lead to unreasonable results for both the macroscopic and local flow and heat transfer analyses. A reasonable range of bridge diameter is found to be from 16% dp to 20% dp

  3. Theoretical models to predict the transient heat transfer performance of HIFAR fuel elements under non-forced convective conditions

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    Simple theoretical models have been developed which are suitable for predicting the thermal responses of irradiated research fuel elements of markedly different geometries when they are subjected to loss-of-coolant accident conditions. These models have been used to calculate temperature responses corresponding to various non-forced convective conditions. Comparisons between experimentally observed temperatures and calculated values have shown that a suitable value for surface thermal emissivity is 0.35; modelling of the fuel element beyond the region of the fuel plate needs to be included since these areas account for approximately 25 per cent of the thermal power dissipated; general agreement between calculated and experimental temperatures for both transient and steady-state conditions is good - the maximum discrepancy between calculated and experimental temperatures for a HIFAR Mark IV/V fuel element is ? 70 deg C, and for an Oak Ridge Reactor (ORR) box-type fuel element ? 30 deg C; and axial power distribution does not significantly affect thermal responses for the conditions investigated. Overall, the comparisons have shown that the models evolved can reproduce experimental data to a level of accuracy that provides confidence in the modelling technique and the postulated heat dissipation mechanisms, and that these models can be used to predict thermal responses of fuel elements in accident conditions that are not easily investigated experimentally

  4. Experimental investigation of forced convective heat transfer in rectangular micro-channels

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    R. Kalaivanan

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the experimental program on the study of heat transfer characteristics in micro-channels. The two test sections used are of 47 and 50 micro-channels in rectangular cross-section of equivalent diameters 387 and 327 µm respectively. Each channel of length 192 mm is fabricated on a 304 stainless steel substrate (230 mm x 160 mm x 1.6 mm by photo chemical etching process. Covering the top with another plate of 0.5 mm thickness forms the channels by vacuum brazing. Experiments cover laminar region using the fluids ethanol, methanol and an ethanol-methanol mixture. The heat transfer coefficient is evaluated based on the heat carried away by the coolant and an average wall to mean fluid temperature difference. The Nusselt number is correlated through empirical correlations involving Reynolds number and Prandtl number with length parameter, the hydraulic diameter.

  5. Sensitivity studies of heat transfer: forced convection across a cylindrical pipe and duct flow

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    Ferrantelli, Andrea; Viljanen, Martti

    2013-01-01

    We consider two common heat transfer processes and perform a through sensitivity study of the variables involved. We derive and discuss analytical formulas for the heat transfer coefficient in function of film velocity, air temperature and pipe diameter. The according plots relate to a qualitative analysis of the multi-variable function $h$, according to functional optimization. For each process, we provide with graphs and tables of the parameters of interest, such as the Reynolds number. This method of study and the specific values can constitute a useful reference for didactic purposes.

  6. International symposium on transient convective heat transfer: book of abstracts

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    The international symposium on convective heat transfer was held on 19-23 August 1996, in Cesme, Izmir, Turkey. The spesialists discussed forced convection, heat exchangers, free convection and multiphase media and phase change at the meeting. Almost 53 papers were presented in the meeting

  7. Heat transfer in transition domain on film boiling in case of forced convection

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    The design of reactor safety installations is based on the assumption, that nucleate boiling changes immediately to film boiling or vice versa, if hypothetical emergencies like LOCA (loss of coolant accident) or ATWS (anticipated transient without scram) occur. Between nucleate and film boiling, however, a 'transition boiling' region exists with better heat transfer conditions than in the film boiling region. The report presents experimental and theoretical studies on transition boiling. Such data are suitable to improve computer codes which simulate LOCA and ATWS emergencies and prove the effectiveness of safety installations. The experiments are carried out under steady-state thermal and hydrodynamic conditions, to promote a better understanding of the basic physical mechanisms of heat transfer in the transition region. Measurements with temperature-controlled heat transfer surfaces are required to permit stabilized evaporation in the transition region. A vertical tube of 14 mm inner diameter is used as test section, to simulate approximately the size of flow channels in BWR and PWR reactors. The experiments are carried out with refrigerant R114. Methods for scaling of the results to transition boiling heat transfer of water are presented. (orig.)

  8. Forced heat convection in semi-open channels with equilateral triangle lattice rod array

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    The nature of nuclear physics and nuclear technology led to unusual channel shapes and geometric designs far different from that known as closed cross-section. This is, for instance the case of fuel rod cluster in a nuclear reactor core. Fuel units of this kind are composed of parallel rod bundles, arranged in a proper lattice position. Heat, which is originated in these fuel elements, as a result of nuclear fissions, is removed by coolant flowing in axial direction. An experimental study was carried out, in which the influence of flow condition, geometry of semi-open channels and thermal conditions on heat transfer were investigated. Three equilateral triangle lattice array test sections were designed and constructed, having pitch to diameter ratios of 1.09, 1.15 and 1.30. Fuel elements were simulated by stainless-steel-304 and brass heaters. They supplied constant and uniform heat fluxes of 3.5x104 watt/m2 to 3.4x105 watt/m2. The hydraulic system supplied steady flow demineralized water, in Reynolds Number from 2.5x104 to 1.5x105. Prandtl Numbers were in range of 2.7 to 5. All measurements were carried out on steady state condition. Experimental results were investigated to find the influence of geometry on local heat transfer values and were analyzed by computer programming to get the heat transfer coefficient by means of Nusselt Number, which was found to be dependent on geometry of the channel and thermohydraulic conditions. The correlation found was: Nusub(b) = 0.0177[1+151.58(De/L)2] Resub(b)sup(0.814) Prsub(b)sup(0.44) (Prsub(b)/Prsub(w))sup(0.14) The results correspond to other experimental and theoretical investigations carried out in different ways. (author)

  9. Thermal resistance of steam-generator tube deposits under single-phase forced convection and flow-boiling heat transfer

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    Degradation of the thermal performance of steam generators(SGs) is a serious problem in nuclear power stations throughout the world (Lovett and Dow, 1991). In pressurized-heavy-water reactors (PWHRs), the reduced thermal performance of the SGs is manifested by an increase of the primary coolant reactor inlet header temperature (RIHT). In pressurized-light-water reactors(PWRs), which operate with fixed primary coolant temperature, the loss of thermal performance is manifested by a reduction of the steam pressure. Degradation mechanisms that may contribute to the loss of SG thermal performance include: fouling of the boiler tube inner surfaces (primary-side fouling); fouling of the boiler tube outer surfaces (secondary-side fouling); divider and thermal plate leakage that causes the coolant to bypass either the SG or the integral preheater and fouling of the steam separators. The relative contribution of these various degradation mechanisms to the overall loss of thermal performance is still under investigation. Soulard et al. (1990) examined the relative contributions of tube bundle fouling, divider plate leakage, and thermal plate leakage to the increase in RIHT at the Point Lepreau Generating Station, and concluded that tube fouling contributes to a significant fraction of the loss of thermal performance. Corrosion products deposit on both the inner and outer surfaces of the boiler tubes. Thus a complete understanding of the reasons fro the loss of thermal performance and the development of strategies to mitigate this loss requires a knowledge of the thermal resistance of tube deposits under primary and secondary side heat transfer conditions. We present here the results of measurements of the thermal resistance of primary-side and secondary-side boiler tube deposits performed under single-phase forced convection and flow-boiling conditions, respectively. The results are discussed in terms of the physical properties of the deposit and the mode of heat transfer

  10. Thermal resistance of steam-generator tube deposits under single-phase forced convection and flow-boiling heat transfer

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    Turner, C.W.; Klimas, S.J.; Brideau, M.G

    2000-02-01

    Degradation of the thermal performance of steam generators(SGs) is a serious problem in nuclear power stations throughout the world (Lovett and Dow, 1991). In pressurized-heavy-water reactors (PWHRs), the reduced thermal performance of the SGs is manifested by an increase of the primary coolant reactor inlet header temperature (RIHT). In pressurized-light-water reactors(PWRs), which operate with fixed primary coolant temperature, the loss of thermal performance is manifested by a reduction of the steam pressure. Degradation mechanisms that may contribute to the loss of SG thermal performance include: fouling of the boiler tube inner surfaces (primary-side fouling); fouling of the boiler tube outer surfaces (secondary-side fouling); divider and thermal plate leakage that causes the coolant to bypass either the SG or the integral preheater and fouling of the steam separators. The relative contribution of these various degradation mechanisms to the overall loss of thermal performance is still under investigation. Soulard et al. (1990) examined the relative contributions of tube bundle fouling, divider plate leakage, and thermal plate leakage to the increase in RIHT at the Point Lepreau Generating Station, and concluded that tube fouling contributes to a significant fraction of the loss of thermal performance. Corrosion products deposit on both the inner and outer surfaces of the boiler tubes. Thus a complete understanding of the reasons fro the loss of thermal performance and the development of strategies to mitigate this loss requires a knowledge of the thermal resistance of tube deposits under primary and secondary side heat transfer conditions. We present here the results of measurements of the thermal resistance of primary-side and secondary-side boiler tube deposits performed under single-phase forced convection and flow-boiling conditions, respectively. The results are discussed in terms of the physical properties of the deposit and the mode of heat transfer.

  11. Experimental study of micro-particle fouling under forced convective heat transfer

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    S. M. Peyghambarzadeh; A. Vatani; M. Jamialahmadi

    2012-01-01

    Particulate fouling studies of a hydrocarbon based suspension containing 2 µm alumina particles were performed in an annular heat exchanger having a hydraulic diameter of 14.7 mm. During fouling experiments, the classical asymptotical behavior was observed. It is shown that particle concentration, fluid velocity, and wall temperature have strong influences on the fouling curve and the asymptotic fouling resistance. Furthermore, a mathematical model is developed to formulate the asymptotic fo...

  12. A new mechanistic model of critical heat flux in forced-convection subcooled boiling

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    Because of its practical importance and various industrial applications, the process of subcooled flow boiling has attracted a lot of attention in the research community in the past. However, the existing models are primarily phenomenological and are based on correlating experimental data rather than on a first-principle analysis of the governing physical phenomena. Even though the mechanisms leading to critical heat flux (CHF) are very complex, the recent progress in the understanding of local phenomena of multiphase flow and heat transfer, combined with the development of mathematical models and advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods, makes analytical predictions of CHF quite feasible. Various mechanisms leading to CHF in subcooled boiling have been investigated. A new model for the predictions of the onset of CHF has been developed. This new model has been coupled with the overall boiling channel model, numerically implemented in the CFX 4 computer code, tested and validated against the experimental data of Hino and Ueda. The predicted critical heat flux for various channel operating conditions shows good agreement with the measurements using the aforementioned closure laws for the various local phenomena governing nucleation and bubble departure from the wall. The observed differences are consistent with typical uncertainties associated with CHF data

  13. Experimental investigation of forced convective heat transfer in rectangular micro-channels

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    R.Kalaivanan; R. Rathnasamy

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates the experimental program on the study of heat transfer characteristics in micro-channels. The two test sections used are of 47 and 50 micro-channels in rectangular cross-section of equivalent diameters 387 and 327 µm respectively. Each channel of length 192 mm is fabricated on a 304 stainless steel substrate (230 mm x 160 mm x 1.6 mm) by photo chemical etching process. Covering the top with another plate of 0.5 mm thickness forms the channels by vacuum brazing. Exper...

  14. Experimental study of micro-particle fouling under forced convective heat transfer

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    S. M., Peyghambarzadeh; A., Vatani; M., Jamialahmadi.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Particulate fouling studies of a hydrocarbon based suspension containing 2 µm alumina particles were performed in an annular heat exchanger having a hydraulic diameter of 14.7 mm. During fouling experiments, the classical asymptotical behavior was observed. It is shown that particle concentration, f [...] luid velocity, and wall temperature have strong influences on the fouling curve and the asymptotic fouling resistance. Furthermore, a mathematical model is developed to formulate the asymptotic fouling resistance in terms of the mass transfer coefficient, thermophoresis velocity, and fluid shear rate. The results demonstrate that the prediction of the new model is in good agreement with the experimental observations.

  15. Experimental study of micro-particle fouling under forced convective heat transfer

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Particulate fouling studies of a hydrocarbon based suspension containing 2 µm alumina particles were performed in an annular heat exchanger having a hydraulic diameter of 14.7 mm. During fouling experiments, the classical asymptotical behavior was observed. It is shown that particle concentration, fluid velocity, and wall temperature have strong influences on the fouling curve and the asymptotic fouling resistance. Furthermore, a mathematical model is developed to formulate the asymptotic fouling resistance in terms of the mass transfer coefficient, thermophoresis velocity, and fluid shear rate. The results demonstrate that the prediction of the new model is in good agreement with the experimental observations.

  16. Theoretical study to determine the heat transfer by forced convection coefficient in an empirical correlation in single phase, for annular channels

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    In the heat transfer studies by forced convection, we have few data about behavior of the fluids in an annular channel heated by a concentric pipe, such date is necessary to know the heat transfer coefficient that establish the interchange of energy and the thermic properties of the fluid with the geometry of the flow. In this work the objective, was to compare some empirical correlations that we needed for determinate the heat transfer coefficient for annular channels, where we obtained similar at the theoretical results of an experiment made by Miller and Benforado. It is important to know such coefficients because we can determinate the heat quantity transmitted to a probe zone, in which we simulate a nuclear fuel element that developed huge heat quantity that must be dispersed in short time. We give theoretical data of the heat forced transfer convection and we analyzed the phenomena in annular channels given some empirical correlations employed by some investigators and we analyzed each one. (Author)

  17. MHD mixed convection in an inclined lid-driven cavity with opposing thermal buoyancy force: Effect of non-uniform heating on both side walls

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    Highlights: • We model MHD mixed convection in an inclined lid-driven cavity. • Increasing the Hartmann number leads to increase the heat transfer rate. • Increasing the inclination angle leads to the increase of the heat transfer rate. • Nusselt number at the left wall, for forced convection case, increases as the amplitude ratio increases. - Abstract: A numerical study of laminar magnetohydrodynamic mixed convection in an inclined lid-driven square cavity with opposing temperature gradients is presented. The vertical sidewalls are assumed to have non-uniform temperature variation while the top and bottom walls are kept insulated with the top surface moving at a constant speed. The transport equations are given in terms of the stream functions-vorticity formulation and are non-dimensionalized and then solved numerically by an accurate finite-volume method. The computation is carried out for wide ranges of the inclination angle (0 ? ? ? ?/2), the Richardson number (0.01 ? Ri ? 100), the Hartmann number (0 ? Ha ? 100), the amplitude ratio (0 ? ? ? 1) and the phase deviation (0 ? ? ? ?). The results indicate that the rate of heat transfer along the heated walls is enhanced on increasing either Hartmann number or inclination angle. Average Nusselt number is also, increased with increasing of the amplitude ratio for all values of the phase deviation. The non-uniform heating on both walls provides higher heat transfer rate than non-uniform

  18. Steady, three-dimensional, internally heated convection

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    Numerical calculations have been carried out of steady, symmetric, three-dimensional modes of convection in internally heated, infinite Prandtl number, Boussinesq fluids at a Rayleigh number of 1.4x104 in a spherical shell with inner/outer radius of 0.55 and in a 3x3x1 rectangular box. Multiple patterns of convection occur in both geometries. In the Cartesian geometry the patterns are dominated by cylindrical cold downflows and a broad hot upwelling. In the spherical geometry the patterns consist of cylindrical cold downwellings centered either at the vertices of a tetrahedron or the centers of the faces of a cube. The cold downflow cylinders are immersed in a background of upwelling within which there are cylindrical hot concentrations (plumes) and hot halos around the downflows. The forced hot upflow return plumes of internally heated spherical convection are fundamentally different from the buoyancy-driven plumes of heated from below convection

  19. Convective Flow under Rotating Force.

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    Full Text Available A finite difference code using the primitive variables is used to simulate the mixed convection in air (Pr=0.7 and liquid metals (Pr=0.015. The present study involves numerical simulation of momentum and energy equations in order to analyze two dimensional mixed convection in air and liquid metals in a differentially heated square cavity subjected to rotation for a broad range of operating parameters i.e. Rayleigh number (Ra , Taylor number (Ta and rotational Raleigh number (Raw.

  20. Experimental Study on Forced Convective Heat Transfer with Low Volume Fraction of CuO/Water Nanofluid

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    The present work is an experimental study of steady state convective heat transfer of de-ionized water with a low volume fraction (0.003% by volume) of copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles dispersed to form a nanofluid that flows through a copper tube. The effect of mass flow rate ranging from (0.0113 kg/s to 0.0139 kg/s) and the effect of inlet temperatures at 100C and 17 0C on the heat transfer coefficient are studied on the entry region under laminar flow condition. The results have shown 8% e...

  1. Analysis of combined buoyancy effects of thermal and mass diffusion on laminar forced convection heat transfer in a vertical tube

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    This study investigates the role of latent heat transfer, in connection with vaporization of a thin liquid film on the tube wall, in the laminar mixed convection flows under the simultaneous influences of combined buoyancy effects of thermal and mass diffusion. Major non-dimensional groups identified are Gr/sub T/, Gr/sub M/, Re, Pr, Sc and phi. Results are specifically presented for an air-water system under various conditions. The effects of the liquid film temperature, the Reynolds number and the relative humidity of the moist air in the ambient on the momentum, heat and mass transfer in the flow are examined in great detail. Tremendous enhancement in heat transfer due to the transport of the latent heat of vaporization is clearly demonstrated

  2. Internally heated convection and Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection

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    This work reviews basic features of both internally heated (IH) convection and Rayleigh-B\\'enard (RB) convection, along with findings on IH convection from laboratory experiments and numerical simulations. In the first chapter, six canonical models of convection are described: three configurations of IH convection driven by constant and uniform volumetric heating, and three configurations of RB convection driven by the boundary conditions. The IH models are distinguished by ...

  3. Combined free and forced laminar convection in inclined rectangular channels heated from below and cooled from above

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    Steady-state numerical results for the solution to the non-linear thermal problem of combined free and forced laminar convection in inclined rectangular channels with constant but unequal surface temperature are presented for an incompressible, viscous fluid whose Prandtl number, Pr = 0.73. Fluid properties are assumed constant, except for density variations with temperature. Maximum values exist for the mean friction factor, Nusselt and Stanton numbers when the inclination to the horizontal lies between 300 and 600 for a given Archimedes number, Ar. Also, for any given inclination a unique solution exists when Ar = 0,50. (Author)

  4. Laminar Mixed Convection Heat Transfer Correlation for Horizontal Pipes

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    This study aimed at producing experimental results and developing a new heat transfer correlation based upon a semi-empirical buoyancy coefficient. Mixed convection mass transfers inside horizontal pipe were investigated for the pipe of various length-to-diameters with varying Re. Forced convection correlation was developed using a very short cathode. With the length of cathode increase and Re decrease, the heat transfer rates were enhanced and becomes higher than that of forced convection. An empirical buoyancy coefficient was derived from correlation of natural convection and forced convection with the addition of L/D. And the heat transfer correlation for laminar mixed convection was developed using the buoyancy coefficient, it describes not only current results, but also results of other studies. Mixed convection occurs when the driving forces of both forced and natural convections are of comparable magnitude (Gr/Re2?1). It is classical problem but is still an active area of research for various thermal applications such as flat plate solar collectors, nuclear reactors and heat exchangers. The effect of buoyancy on heat transfer in a forced flow is varied by the direction of the buoyancy force. In a horizontal pipe the direction of the forced and buoyancy forces are perpendicular. The studies on the mixed convections of the horizontal pipes were not investigated very much due to the lack of practical uses compared to those of vertical pipes. Even the definitions on the buoyancy coefficient that presents the relative influence of the forced and the natural convections, are different by scholars. And the proposed heat transfer correlations do not agree

  5. Laminar Mixed Convection Heat Transfer Correlation for Horizontal Pipes

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    Chae, Myeong Seon; Chung, Bum Jin [Kyung Hee Univ., Yongin (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-10-15

    This study aimed at producing experimental results and developing a new heat transfer correlation based upon a semi-empirical buoyancy coefficient. Mixed convection mass transfers inside horizontal pipe were investigated for the pipe of various length-to-diameters with varying Re. Forced convection correlation was developed using a very short cathode. With the length of cathode increase and Re decrease, the heat transfer rates were enhanced and becomes higher than that of forced convection. An empirical buoyancy coefficient was derived from correlation of natural convection and forced convection with the addition of L/D. And the heat transfer correlation for laminar mixed convection was developed using the buoyancy coefficient, it describes not only current results, but also results of other studies. Mixed convection occurs when the driving forces of both forced and natural convections are of comparable magnitude (Gr/Re{sup 2}?1). It is classical problem but is still an active area of research for various thermal applications such as flat plate solar collectors, nuclear reactors and heat exchangers. The effect of buoyancy on heat transfer in a forced flow is varied by the direction of the buoyancy force. In a horizontal pipe the direction of the forced and buoyancy forces are perpendicular. The studies on the mixed convections of the horizontal pipes were not investigated very much due to the lack of practical uses compared to those of vertical pipes. Even the definitions on the buoyancy coefficient that presents the relative influence of the forced and the natural convections, are different by scholars. And the proposed heat transfer correlations do not agree.

  6. Measurement and modelling of forced convective heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of Al2O3- and SiO2-water nanofluids

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    Forced convective heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of SiO2- and Al2O3-water nanofluids were characterized. The experimental facility was composed of thermal-hydraulic loop with a tank with an immersed heater, a centrifugal pump, a bypass with a globe valve, an electromagnetic flow-meter, a 18 kW in-line pre-heater, a test section with band heaters, a differential pressure transducer and a heat exchanger. The test section consists of a 1000 mm long aluminium pipe with an inner diameter of 31.2 mm. Eighteen band heaters were placed all along the test section in order to provide a uniform heat flux. Heat transfer coefficient was calculated measuring fluid temperature using immersed thermocouples (Pt100) placed at both ends of the test section and surface thermocouples in 10 axial locations along the test section (Pt1000). The measurements have been performed for different nanoparticles (Al2O3 and SiO2 with primary size of 11 nm and 12 nm, respectively), volume concentrations (1% v., 5% v.), and flow rates (3 103Re5). Maximum heat transfer coefficient enhancement (300%) and pressure drop penalty (1000%) is obtained with 5% v. SiO2 nanofluid. Existing correlations can predict, at least in a first approximation, the heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of nanofluids if thermal conductivity, viscosity and specific heat were properly modelled.eat were properly modelled.

  7. Internally heated convection and Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection

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    Goluskin, David

    2015-01-01

    This work reviews basic features of both internally heated (IH) convection and Rayleigh-B\\'enard (RB) convection, along with findings on IH convection from laboratory experiments and numerical simulations. In the first chapter, six canonical models of convection are described: three configurations of IH convection driven by constant and uniform volumetric heating, and three configurations of RB convection driven by the boundary conditions. The IH models are distinguished by differing pairs of thermal boundary conditions: top and bottom boundaries of equal temperature, an insulating bottom with heat flux fixed at the top, and an insulating bottom with temperature fixed at the top. The RB models also are distinguished by whether temperatures or heat fluxes are fixed at the top and bottom boundaries. Integral quantities important to heat transport are discussed, including the mean fluid temperature, the mean temperature difference between the boundaries, and the mean convective heat transport. Integral relations...

  8. Convection driven by internal heating

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    Goluskin, David; Spiegel, Edward A.

    2012-01-01

    Two-dimensional direct numerical simulations are conducted for convection sustained by uniform internal heating in a horizontal fluid layer. Top and bottom boundary temperatures are fixed and equal. Prandtl numbers range from 0.01 to 100, and Rayleigh numbers (R) are up to 5x10^5 times the critical R at the onset of convection. The asymmetry between upward and downward heat fluxes is non-monotonic in R. In a broad high-R regime, dimensionless mean temperature scales as R^{-1...

  9. Measurement and modelling of forced convective heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of Al2O3- and SiO2-water nanofluids

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    Julia, J. E.; Hernández, L.; Martínez-Cuenca, R.; Hibiki, T.; Mondragón, R.; Segarra, C.; Jarque, J. C.

    2012-11-01

    Forced convective heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of SiO2- and Al2O3-water nanofluids were characterized. The experimental facility was composed of thermal-hydraulic loop with a tank with an immersed heater, a centrifugal pump, a bypass with a globe valve, an electromagnetic flow-meter, a 18 kW in-line pre-heater, a test section with band heaters, a differential pressure transducer and a heat exchanger. The test section consists of a 1000 mm long aluminium pipe with an inner diameter of 31.2 mm. Eighteen band heaters were placed all along the test section in order to provide a uniform heat flux. Heat transfer coefficient was calculated measuring fluid temperature using immersed thermocouples (Pt100) placed at both ends of the test section and surface thermocouples in 10 axial locations along the test section (Pt1000). The measurements have been performed for different nanoparticles (Al2O3 and SiO2 with primary size of 11 nm and 12 nm, respectively), volume concentrations (1% v., 5% v.), and flow rates (3 103Renanofluid. Existing correlations can predict, at least in a first approximation, the heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of nanofluids if thermal conductivity, viscosity and specific heat were properly modelled.

  10. Design of an R-134a loop for subcritical and supercritical forced-convection heat transfer studies

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    The R-134a test loop is a forced-flow experimental facility for the study of heat transfer properties of R-134a under subcritical and supercritical thermodynamic conditions. The loop is designed to operate with pressures as high as 6 MPa and temperatures up to 140 °C. The intended mass flux is in the range of 500-6000 kg/m2s for the experiments with subcritical thermodynamic states and 500-4000 kg/m2s for supercritical conditions. The loop has been designed to accommodate a variety of test-section geometries, ranging from a straight circular tube to a 7-rod bundle, achieving heat fluxes up to 2.5 MW/m2 depending on the test section geometry. The design of the loop allows for easy reconfiguration of the test-section orientation relative to the gravitational direction and adjustment to the length of the test section. (author)

  11. Terminal project heat convection in thin cylinders

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    Heat convection in thin cylinders and analysis about natural convection for straight vertical plates, and straight vertical cylinders submersed in a fluid are presented some works carry out by different authors in the field of heat transfer. In the part of conduction, deduction of the equation of heat conduction in cylindrical coordinates by means of energy balance in a control volume is presented. Enthalpy and internal energy are used for the outlining of the equation and finally the equation in its vectorial form is obtained. In the convection part development to calculate the Nusselt number for a straight vertical plate by a forces analysis, an energy balance and mass conservation over a control volume is outlined. Several empiric correlations to calculate the Nusselt number and its relations with other dimensionless numbers are presented. In the experimental part the way in which a prototype rode is assembled is presented measurements of temperatures attained in steady state and in free convection for working fluids as air and water are showed in tables. Also graphs of Nusselt numbers obtained in the experimental way through some empiric correlations are showed (Author)

  12. Convection driven by internal heating

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    Two-dimensional direct numerical simulations are conducted for convection sustained by uniform internal heating in a horizontal fluid layer. Top and bottom boundary temperatures are fixed and equal. Prandtl numbers range from 0.01 to 100, and Rayleigh numbers (R) are up to 5?105 times the critical R at the onset of convection. The asymmetry between upward and downward heat fluxes is non-monotonic in R. In a broad high-R regime, dimensionless mean temperature scales as R?1/5. We discuss the scaling of mean temperature and heat-flux-asymmetry, which we argue are better diagnostic quantities than the conventionally used top and bottom Nusselt numbers.

  13. Convection driven by internal heating

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    Goluskin, David

    2012-01-01

    Two-dimensional direct numerical simulations are conducted for convection sustained by uniform internal heating in a horizontal fluid layer. Top and bottom boundary temperatures are fixed and equal. Prandtl numbers range from 0.01 to 100, and Rayleigh numbers (R) are up to 5x10^5 times the critical R at the onset of convection. The asymmetry between upward and downward heat fluxes is non-monotonic in R. In a broad high-R regime, dimensionless mean temperature scales as R^{-1/5}. We discuss the scaling of mean temperature and heat-flux-asymmetry, which we argue are better diagnostic quantities than the conventionally used top and bottom Nusselt numbers.

  14. U.S. Department Of Energy's nuclear engineering education research: highlights of recent and current research-II. 4. Studies of Forced-Convection Heat Transfer Augmentation in Large Containment Enclosures

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    This paper provides information on heat transfer enhancement due to jet mixing inside a cylindrical enclosure. The work addresses conservative heat transfer assumptions regarding mixing and condensation that have typically been incorporated into passive containment design analyses. The current research presents an interesting possibility for increasing decay heat removal of passive containment systems under combined natural and forced convection. Eliminating these conservative assumptions could provide the basis for a change of containment design and reduce the construction cost. It is found that the ratio of forced- and free convection Nusselt numbers can be predicted as a function of the Archimedes number and a correlated factor accounting for jet orientation and enclosure geometry. To use the small-scale tests for large containment design, scale-up methods and criteria are important for matching the key governing parameters and fluid properties. In the present experiment, a cylindrical enclosure was constructed with a vertical wall of 2.29-m diameter and 0.8-m height and a vertically adjustable ceiling. A horizontal copper plate was installed at the bottom to provide an isothermal heating surface. Cold air was injected at several positions with varying pipe diameters and injecting orientations and was removed from the top of the enclosure. The experiment was performed with an extensive set of tests to study the combined natural- and forced convection heat transfer ural- and forced convection heat transfer in a cylindrical enclosure mixed by an injected jet. The goals are to evaluate the key parameters governing the heat transfer augmentation by a forced jet and to investigate the effect of geometric factors, including jet diameter, jet injection orientation, and enclosure geometry (aspect ratio). Flow velocity measurement further provides a better understanding of the flow patterns developed inside the enclosure, which will determine the effectiveness of the whole volume mixing process. An additional experiment with a vertically cooled wall, similar to the condition of a passive containment cooling surface, is under construction. It will be used for further investigation of similar phenomena for steam condensation in the presence of non-condensable gases. From the current study with the cylindrical enclosure, it was found that the augmentation of natural-convection heat transfer by a forced jet is primarily determined by the jet Reynolds number, while the injecting nozzle diameter has a relatively weak effect. The jet orientation also plays an important role in determining the augmentation ratio, and of the four different jet orientations studied here, vertical downward injection at the center of the enclosure gives the highest augmentation, while azimuthal injection gives the lowest. The enclosure geometry and aspect ratio are also important factors, depending on the jet orientation. A combining rule is employed with a weighted relation to balance the contributions from separate heat-transfer correlations representing natural and forced dominated convections. It was found that under natural convection without the jet, the mean Nusselt number inside the large enclosure can be correlated by the enclosure Rayleigh number, RaD1/3, and under forced convection with a strong jet, the data are well represented as a function of the jet Reynolds number, Rej2/3. According to these relationships, a correlation form predicting mixed convection inside the enclosure was developed by a function that uses the ratio of forced- and free-convection heat transfer coefficients. This form can then be further reduced to predict the augmentation ratio as a function of the Archimedes number and a correcting factor accounting for jet orientation and enclosure geometry. Figure 1 presents the heat transfer augmentation as the Nusselt number ratio of mixed convection to natural convection (NuD/Nunc) versus the Archimedes number. The data, including four injecting orientations and three different jet diameters, are well correlated for each injecti

  15. Analysis of CHF in saturated forced convective boiling on a heated surface with impinging jets using artificial neural network and genetic algorithm

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    Highlights: ? ANN was trained to predict the CHF with a better accuracy than GA. ? CHF increases with jet velocity. ? CHF decreases with an increase in L/d and the number of jets. ? CHF increases at first and then decreases with an increase of pressure. - Abstract: In this paper, a three-layer Back Propagation (BP) algorithm artificial neural network (ANN) for predicting critical heat flux (CHF) in saturated forced convective boiling on a heated surface with impinging jets was trained successfully with a root mean square (RMS) error of 17.39%. The input parameters of the ANN are liquid-to-vapor density ratio, ?l/?v, the ratio of characteristic dimension of the heated surface to the diameter of the impinging jet, L/d, reciprocal of the Weber number, 2?/?lu2(L - d), and the number of impinging jets, Nj. The output is dimensionless heat flux, qco/?vHfgu. Based on the trained ANN, the influence of principal parameters on CHF has been analyzed as follows. CHF increases with an increase in jet velocity and decreases with an increase in L/d and Nj. CHF increases with an increase in pressure at first and then decreases. Besides, a new correlation was generalized using genetic algorithm (GA) as a comparison with ANN to confirm the advantage of ANN.

  16. Effects of internal heat generation, thermal radiation and buoyancy force on a boundary layer over a vertical plate with a convective surface boundary condition

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    Philip O., Olanrewaju; Jacob A., Gbadeyan; Tasawar, Hayat; Awatif A., Hendi.

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    Full Text Available In this paper we analyse the effects of internal heat generation, thermal radiation and buoyancy force on the laminar boundary layer about a vertical plate in a uniform stream of fluid under a convective surface boundary condition. In the analysis, we assumed that the left surface of the plate is in [...] contact with a hot fluid whilst a stream of cold fluid flows steadily over the right surface; the heat source decays exponentially outwards from the surface of the plate. The similarity variable method was applied to the steady state governing non-linear partial differential equations, which were transformed into a set of coupled non-linear ordinary differential equations and were solved numerically by applying a shooting iteration technique together with a sixth-order Runge-Kutta integration scheme for better accuracy. The effects of the Prandtl number, the local Biot number, the internal heat generation parameter, thermal radiation and the local Grashof number on the velocity and temperature profiles are illustrated and interpreted in physical terms. A comparison with previously published results on similar special cases showed excellent agreement.

  17. An experimental investigation into the deployment of 3-D, finned wing and shape memory alloy vortex generators in a forced air convection heat pipe fin stack

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    Forced air convection heat pipe cooling systems play an essential role in the thermal management of electronic and power electronic devices such as microprocessors and IGBT's (Integrated Gate Bipolar Transistors). With increasing heat dissipation from these devices, novel methods of improving the thermal performance of fin stacks attached to the heat pipe condenser section are required. The current work investigates the use of a wing type surface protrusions in the form of 3-D delta wing tabs adhered to the fin surface, thin wings punched-out of the fin material and TiNi shape memory alloy delta wings which changed their angles of attack based on the fin surface temperature. The longitudinal vortices generated from the wing designs induce secondary mixing of the cooler free stream air entering the fin stack with the warmer fluid close to the fin surfaces. The change in angle of the attack of the active delta wings provide heat transfer enhancement while managing flow pressure losses across the fin stack. A heat transfer enhancement of 37% compared to a plain fin stack was obtained from the 3-D tabs in a staggered arrangement. The punched-out delta wings in the staggered and inline arrangements provided enhancements of 30% and 26% respectively. Enhancements from the active delta wings were lower at 16%. However, as these devices reduce the pressure drop through the fin stack by approximately 19% in the de-activate position, over the activated position, a reduction in fr the activated position, a reduction in fan operating cost may be achieved for systems operating with inlet air temperatures below the maximum inlet temperature specification for the device. CFD analysis was also carried out to provide additional detail of the local heat transfer enhancement effects. The CFD results corresponded well with previously published reports and were consistent with the experimental findings. - Highlights: ? Heat transfer enhancements of heat pipe fin stacks was successfully achieved using fixed and active delta wing vortex generators. ? The active vortex generators, made from Ti-Ni, protruded into the flow stream at high temperatures and resume a low profile position at a low temperature set point. ? By considering wing spacing and the distance from the leading edge of the fin stack, heat transfer enhancements of up to 37%, compared to plane fin stacks, were achieved. ? By replacing the fixed delta wings with the active vortex generators, heat transfer enhancements of up to 16% was achieved and the pressure loss associated with flow obstructions was effectively managed.

  18. Approximate physical burnout model for forced convection of saturated fluid

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    Approximate physical burnout model for forced convection of saturated fluid is considered. Relationships for determining critical heat flux are presented. They correspond satisfactorily with experimental data. Experimental data on burnout in two-phase flow for various fluids including water and helium are presented

  19. Parabolic flight experiment 'Convection in a Cylinder' – Convection patterns in varying buoyancy forces

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    Within the project 'Convection in a Cylinder' (CiC) heat transfer enhancement is studied for the case of two concentric, vertically aligned cylinders. The cylindrical gap is filled with a dielectric liquid, which viscosity is just few times higher than that of water. The inner cylinder is heated and the outer one is cooled. This setup in a gravitational buoyancy field leads to a fluid movement in a single convective cell with hot fluid rising at the inner boundary and cold fluid sinking at the outer boundary. The top and bottom part of the system shows horizontal movement, again in boundary layers. The strengthening of temperature gradient induces instabilities of that convective motion. If we vary the buoyancy force by means of electro-hydrodynamic effects, the patterns of convection differ from those instabilities rising only from variation of the temperature gradient.

  20. Numerical investigation of nanofluids forced convection in circular tubes

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    V. Bianco; Chiacchio, F.; Manca, O.; Nardini, S.

    2009-01-01

    Abstract In this paper, developing laminar forced convection flow of a water–Al2O3 nanofluid in a circular tube, submitted to a constant and uniform heat flux at the wall, is numerically investigated. A single and two-phase model (discrete particles model) is employed with either constant or temperature-dependent properties. The investigation is accomplished for size particles equal to 100 nm. The maximum difference in the average heat transfer coefficient between sing...

  1. Modeling of laminar forced convection in spherical- pebble packed beds

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    There are many parameters that have significant effects on forced convection heat transfer in packed beds, including Reynolds and Prandtl numbers of flow, porosity, pebble geometry, local flow conditions, wall and end effects. In addition, there have been many experimental investigations on forced convection heat transfer in packed beds and each have studied the effect of some of these parameters. Yet, there is not a reliable correlation that includes the effect of main parameters: at the same time, the prediction of precise correct limits for very low and high Reynolds numbers is off hand. In this article a general well-known model of convection heat transfer from isothermal bodies, next to some previous reliable experimental data has been used as a basis for a more comprehensive and accurate correlation to calculate the laminar constant temperature pebble-fluid forced convection heat transfer in a homogeneous saturated bed with spherical pebbles. Finally, for corroboration, the present results are compared with previous works and show a very good agreement for laminar flows at any Prandtl number and all porosities

  2. TWO-DIMENSIONAL FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF FORCED CONVECTION FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN A LAMINAR CHANNEL FLOW

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    Rajesh Khatri; Pankaj Agarwal

    2012-01-01

    In this paper heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics in a channel has been theoretically investigated. In this study, FEM is employed to analyze a fluid flow inside a channel and then solve for the heat flow transfer through the same channel. The fluid flow is expressed by partial differential equation (Poisson’s equation).While, heat transfer is analyzed using the energy equation. The Navier Stokes equations along with the energy equation have been solved by using simple technique. T...

  3. TWO-DIMENSIONAL FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF FORCED CONVECTION FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN A LAMINAR CHANNEL FLOW

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics in a channel has been theoretically investigated. In this study, FEM is employed to analyze a fluid flow inside a channel and then solve for the heat flow transfer through the same channel. The fluid flow is expressed by partial differential equation (Poisson’s equation.While, heat transfer is analyzed using the energy equation. The Navier Stokes equations along with the energy equation have been solved by using simple technique. The domain is discretized using 2626 elements and that corresponds to a total number of nodes 2842. The channel has a constant heat flux at the two walls and the threedimensional numerical simulations. Numerical solutions were obtained using commercial software Ansys Fluent. The working fluid was air (Pr=0.7. The local Nusselt numbers are obtained, which can be used inestimation of flow and heat transfer performance in a channel In addition, local Nusselt numbers, velocity magnitude and temperature profiles, and pressure profiles are analyzed. Results showed that both fluid flow and temperature flow are influenced significantly with changing entrance velocity. The overall objective of thispaper is to study the flow characteristics and heat transfer analysis inside a channel while increasing entrance velocity.

  4. Burnout conditions in BSR cores under forced convection flow

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    The BSR normally operates at a power level of two megawatts with a downward forced convection cooling flow of about 1000 gallons per minute. Because of the relatively low downward coolant velocity, one or two feet per second, the bouyancy produced by the heating of the water as it passes through the core may result in a significant reduction in the critical heat flux as determined by the usual forced convection correlation methods. Previous estimates of the critical heat flux have not taken this bouyancy effect into consideration. It is the purpose of this study to develop a suitable method for estimating the relationship between flow and power level which permits the establishment of limits on operating parameters adequate to prevent burnout and to apply these to the operation of the BSR

  5. Forced convective flow and heat transfer of upward cocurrent air-water slug flow in vertical plain and swirl tubes

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    Chang, Shyy Woei [Thermal Fluids Laboratory, National Kaohsiung Marine University, No. 142, Haijhuan Road, Nanzih District, Kaohsiung City 81143 (China); Yang, Tsun Lirng [Department of Marine Engineering, National Kaohsiung Marine University, No. 142, Haijhuan Road, Nanzih District, Kaohsiung City 81143 (China)

    2009-10-15

    This experimental study comparatively examined the two-phase flow structures, pressured drops and heat transfer performances for the cocurrent air-water slug flows in the vertical tubes with and without the spiky twisted tape insert. The two-phase flow structures in the plain and swirl tubes were imaged using the computerized high frame-rate videography with the Taylor bubble velocity measured. Superficial liquid Reynolds number (Re{sub L}) and air-to-water mass flow ratio (AW), which were respectively in the ranges of 4000-10000 and 0.003-0.02 were selected as the controlling parameters to specify the flow condition and derive the heat transfer correlations. Tube-wise averaged void fraction and Taylor bubble velocity were well correlated by the modified drift flux models for both plain and swirl tubes at the slug flow condition. A set of selected data obtained from the plain and swirl tubes was comparatively examined to highlight the impacts of the spiky twisted tape on the air-water interfacial structure and the pressure drop and heat transfer performances. Empirical heat transfer correlations that permitted the evaluation of individual and interdependent Re{sub L} and AW impacts on heat transfer in the developed flow regions of the plain and swirl tubes at the slug flow condition were derived. (author)

  6. Evaluación del horno de curado de tabaco por convección forzada USCO-MADR / Evaluating a tobacco-curing oven using a forced-convection heat exchanger USCO - MADR

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    Néstor Enrique, Cerquera Peña; Yaneth Liliana, Ruiz Osorio; Eduardo, Pastrana Bonilla.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Teniendo como base la infraestructura existente de un horno tradicional de curado de tabaco, se rediseño e implementó en él un sistema de intercambio de calor por convección forzada que funciona con cisco de café como combustible. Este horno de curado de tabaco por convección forzada USCO-MADR fue e [...] valuado durante el periodo de cosecha, lográndose un manejo controlado de las variables de temperatura y humedad relativa dentro de él durante las tres etapas del curado de la hoja de tabaco; el equipo utilizado tuvo un excelente desempeño al emplear cisco de café como combustible con los siguientes consumos durante el proceso de curado: en la fase de “amarillamiento”, 8,92 kilogramos por hora; en la de “secado de paño y fijación de color”, 17,75 kilogramos por hora; y en la de “secado de vena”, 19,29 kilogramos por hora; el análisis comparativo de los costos operativos del horno evaluado, con los ajustes propuestos a éste, permiten presentarlo a la cadena de tabaco como una alternativa promisoria. Abstract in english A traditional oven for curing tobacco leaves was redesigned (based on existing infrastructure); a forced-convection heat exchanger system was implemented in it which worked with coffee hulls as fuel. This oven (called a forced-convection tobacco leaf curing oven) was evaluated during the harvesting [...] season. It was found that temperature and relative humidity inside the furnace could be controlled with this assembly during the three stages involved in curing tobacco leaves. The equipment used performed excellently when using coffee hulls as fuel, having the following approximate consumption during curing: 8.92 kilograms per hour during the yellowing stage, 17.75 kilograms per hour during the leaf drying and color fixation phase and 19.29 kilograms per hour during the stem drying stage. Comparative analysis of the oven´s operating costs along with the proposed adjustments to be made to it would allow its implementation as a promising alternative in the existing tobacco chain.

  7. Free convection heat transfer to supercritical helium

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    The study of cryogenic free convective heat transfer from a sphere to supercritical helium is reported. The free convective heat transfer coefficient has been measured within the region of 4.2 to 25 K and 3 to 35 atmospheres. Measurements were made for sphere to helium temperature difference of 0.1 to 7 K. (author)

  8. Experimental investigation of the augmentation of forced convection heat transfer in a circular tube using spiral spring inserts

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    Chiou, J.P. (Univ. of Detroit, MI (United States))

    1987-05-01

    Results of the experimental investigation of a class of spiral spring coil used as a tube side heat transfer augmentative device for a single phase cooling mode operation are presented. SAE 10 engine oil flowing inside the tube is cooled by water flowing outside the tube. This spiral spring insert is inexpensive but it can increase the tube side heat transfer coefficient significantly. Thus its use as an augmentative device is effective. Application of this device in the design of oil coolers is discussed.

  9. Burn-out phenomena of a liquid nitrogen forced convective flow in a tube heated in cosine-distribution

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    Liquid nitrogen was used as working fluid in a tube heated in cosine distribution to study burn-out phenomena in the present experiment. Two types of burn-out were observed. One occurred when flow pattern changed from churn flow or slug flow to annular flow. Another one is DNB phenomena when the flow was unstable. (author)

  10. Liquid Salts as Media for Process Heat Transfer from VHTR's: Forced Convective Channel Flow Thermal Hydraulics, Materials, and Coating

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    Sridharan, Kumar; Anderson, Mark; Allen, Todd; Corradini, Michael

    2012-01-30

    The goal of this NERI project was to perform research on high temperature fluoride and chloride molten salts towards the long-term goal of using these salts for transferring process heat from high temperature nuclear reactor to operation of hydrogen production and chemical plants. Specifically, the research focuses on corrosion of materials in molten salts, which continues to be one of the most significant challenges in molten salts systems. Based on the earlier work performed at ORNL on salt properties for heat transfer applications, a eutectic fluoride salt FLiNaK (46.5% LiF-11.5%NaF-42.0%KF, mol.%) and a eutectic chloride salt (32%MgCl2-68%KCl, mole %) were selected for this study. Several high temperature candidate Fe-Ni-Cr and Ni-Cr alloys: Hastelloy-N, Hastelloy-X, Haynes-230, Inconel-617, and Incoloy-800H, were exposed to molten FLiNaK with the goal of understanding corrosion mechanisms and ranking these alloys for their suitability for molten fluoride salt heat exchanger and thermal storage applications. The tests were performed at 850Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?C for 500 h in sealed graphite crucibles under an argon cover gas. Corrosion was noted to occur predominantly from dealloying of Cr from the alloys, an effect that was particularly pronounced at the grain boundaries Alloy weight-loss due to molten fluoride salt exposure correlated with the initial Cr-content of the alloys, and was consistent with the Cr-content measured in the salts after corrosion tests. The alloysÃ?Â?Ã?¢Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â? weight-loss was also found to correlate to the concentration of carbon present for the nominally 20% Cr containing alloys, due to the formation of chromium carbide phases at the grain boundaries. Experiments involving molten salt exposures of Incoloy-800H in Incoloy-800H crucibles under an argon cover gas showed a significantly lower corrosion for this alloy than when tested in a graphite crucible. Graphite significantly accelerated alloy corrosion due to the reduction of Cr from solution by graphite and formation on Cr-carbide on the graphite surface. Ni-electroplating dramatically reduced corrosion of alloys, although some diffusion of Fe and Cr were observed occur through the Ni plating. A pyrolytic carbon and SiC (PyC/SiC) CVD coating was also investigated and found to be effective in mitigating corrosion. The KCl-MgCl2 molten salt was less corrosive than FLiNaK fluoride salts for corrosion tests performed at 850oC. Cr dissolution in the molten chloride salt was still observed and consequently Ni-201 and Hastelloy N exhibited the least depth of attack. Grain-boundary engineering (GBE) of Incoloy 800H improved the corrosion resistance (as measured by weight loss and maximum depth of attack) by nearly 50% as compared to the as-received Incoloy 800H sample. Because Cr dissolution is an important mechanism of corrosion, molten salt electrochemistry experiments were initiated. These experiments were performed using anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV). Using this technique, the reduction potential of Cr was determined against a Pt quasi-reference electrode as well as against a Ni(II)-Ni reference electrode in molten FLiNaK at 650 oC. The integrated current increased linearly with Cr-content in the salt, providing for a direct assessment of the Cr concentration in a given salt of unknown Cr concentration. To study heat transfer mechanisms in these molten salts over the forced and mixed convection regimes, a forced convective loop was constructed to measure heat transfer coefficients, friction factors and corrosion rates in different diameter tubes in a vertical up flow configuration in the laminar flow regime. Equipment and instrumentation for the forced convective loop was designed, constructed, and tested. These include a high temperature centrifugal pump, mass flow meter, and differential pressure sensing capabilities to an uncertainty of < 2 Pa. The heat transfer coefficient for the KCl-MgCl2 salt was measured in two different diameter channels (0.083Ã?Â?Ã?¢Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â

  11. FORCED CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER, FLOW CONFIGURATION AND THERMAL PERFORMANCE IN A SQUARE CHANNEL WITH MODIFIED V-SHAPED BAFFLES

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    Amnart Boonloi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The influences of modified V-shaped baffle in a square channel for heat transfer and thermal performance enhancement are presented numerically in three Dimensional (3D. The V-shaped baffles are modified in order to comfortable to installation in the square channel. The plates are used for clamping on both the upper and lower V-shaped baffles resulting the modified V-shaped baffle like orifice plate called “V-shaped orifice tubulators, VOT”. The effects of Blockage Ratios (BR = 0.05-0.20, flow attack angles (? = 20°, 30° and 45° and flow directions (V-Downstream and V-Upstream with a single Pitch Ratio (PR = 1 are investigated for Reynolds number based on the hydraulic diameter of the square channel (Dh, Re = 100-2000. The fully developed periodic flow and heat transfer are applied for the computational domain. The SIMPLE algorithm and the finite volume method are used in the current study. The numerical results show that the use of VOT not only increasing heat transfer rate, but also rise up very enlarge pressure loss due to reducing the flow area of the cross sectional area. In addition, the maximum thermal enhancement factors are found around 2.4 and 2.5 for BR = 0.10, ? = 30° at the highest Reynolds number of V-Downstream and V-Upstream, respectively.

  12. FORCED CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER, FLOW CONFIGURATION AND THERMAL PERFORMANCE IN A SQUARE CHANNEL WITH MODIFIED V-SHAPED BAFFLES

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    Amnart Boonloi; Withada Jedsadaratanachai

    2014-01-01

    The influences of modified V-shaped baffle in a square channel for heat transfer and thermal performance enhancement are presented numerically in three Dimensional (3D). The V-shaped baffles are modified in order to comfortable to installation in the square channel. The plates are used for clamping on both the upper and lower V-shaped baffles resulting the modified V-shaped baffle like orifice plate called “V-shaped orifice tubulators, VOT”. The effects of Blockage Ratios (BR = 0....

  13. A 3-D CFD approach to the mechanistic prediction of forced convective critical heat flux at low quality

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    Full text of publication follows: The prediction of the Critical Heat Flux (CHF) in a heat flux controlled boiling heat exchanger is important to assess the maximal thermal capability of the system. In the case of a nuclear reactor, CHF margin gain (using improved mixing vane grid design, for instance) can allow power up-rate and enhanced operating flexibility. In general, current nuclear core design procedures use quasi-1D approach to model the coolant thermal-hydraulic conditions within the fuel bundles coupled with fully empirical CHF prediction methods. In addition, several CHF mechanistic models have been developed in the past and coupled with 1D and quasi-1D thermal-hydraulic codes. These mechanistic models have demonstrated reasonable CHF prediction characteristics and, more remarkably, correct parametric trends over wide range of fluid conditions. However, since the phenomena leading to CHF are localized near the heater, models are needed to relate local quantities of interest to area-averaged quantities. As a consequence, large CHF prediction uncertainties may be introduced and 3D fluid characteristics (such as swirling flow) cannot be accounted properly. Therefore, a fully mechanistic approach to CHF prediction is, in general, not possible using the current approach. The development of CHF-enhanced fuel assembly designs requires the use of more advanced 3D coolant properties computations coupled with a CHF mechanistic modeling. In the present work, the commec modeling. In the present work, the commercial CFD code CFX-5 is used to compute 3D coolant conditions in a vertical heated tube with upward flow. Several CHF mechanistic models at low quality available in the literature are coupled with the CFD code by developing adequate models between local coolant properties and local parameters of interest to predict CHF. The prediction performances of these models are assessed using CHF databases available in the open literature and the 1995 CHF look-up table. Since CFD can reasonably capture 3D fluid flow characteristics in fuel rod bundles, this will eventually allow for numerical assessment of CHF performance of newly developed fuel assembly designs for scoping purposes before actual CHF testing. (authors)

  14. Comparison of Thermal Comfort by Radiant Heating and Convective Heating

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    Shigeru Imai

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Currently, convective heating with a heat-pump system, which has high energy efficiency, is popular for room heating. However, it is possible that energy savings using convective heating can be further improved using heat pumps that service both occupied and unoccupied spaces. Moreover, convective heating increases vertical temperature gradients in a room; thus, it is hard to say whether occupants are being provided with sufficient thermal comfort. The purpose of this study is to compare the thermal comfort provided by both radiant and convective heating systems. In this study, a small office room was modeled, and then temperature and airflow distributions in the room were calculated by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD simulations using ESP-r (Environmental research simulation software. Furthermore, distributions of Standard Effective Temperatures (SET* were calculated using the air temperature distributions obtained from the CFD simulations, which allows us to compare the thermal comfort provided by convective heating with that provided by radiant heating. The results show that radiant heating can provide satisfactory thermal comfort, even when the room air temperature is low. However, thermal comfort also depends on the temperature of blowing air, and blowing air must reach occupied regions; thus, only radiant heating cannot circulate sufficient air. In contrast, convective heating increases vertical temperature gradients in a room. Therefore, rather than using only radiant or convective heating, it may be more effective to combine them efficiently.

  15. Turbulent mixed convection in asymmetrically heated vertical channel

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    Mokni Ameni

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper an investigation of mixed convection from vertical heated channel is undertaken. The aim is to explore the heat transfer obtained by adding a forced flow, issued from a flat nozzle located in the entry section of a channel, to the up-going fluid along its walls. Forced and free convection are combined studied in order to increase the cooling requirements. The study deals with both symmetrically and asymmetrically heated channel. The Reynolds number based on the nozzle width and the jet velocity is assumed to be 3 103 and 2.104; whereas, the Rayleigh number based on the channel length and the wall temperature difference varies from 2.57 1010 to 5.15 1012. The heating asymmetry effect on the flow development including the mean velocity and temperature the local Nusselt number, the mass flow rate and heat transfer are examined.

  16. Combined forced and free convection in a curved duct

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    Yam, Clement G.; Dwyer, Harry A.

    1992-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the flow and heat transfer characteristics of a combined forced and free convection flow in a curved duct. Solutions are obtained by solving the low Mach number model of the Navier-Stokes equation using a control volume method. The finite-volume method was developed with the use of a predictor-corrector numerical scheme and some new variations of the classical projection method. Solutions indicated that the existence of a buoyancy force has changed the entire flow structure inside a curved duct. Reversed flow at both inner and outer bend is observed. For moderate Reynolds number, the upstream section of the duct was significantly influenced by the free convection processes. In general, heat transfer is strong at the inner bend of the beginning of the heated section and at the outer bend on the last half of the heated section. The maximum velocity location is strongly influenced by the combined effects of buoyancy and centrifugal forces. A strong buoyancy force can reduce the strength of the secondary flow where it plays an important role in mixing.

  17. Cryogenic forced convection refrigerating system

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    This patent describes the method of refrigerating products by contact with a refrigerating gas which comprises introducing product into a refrigeration zone, contacting the product with the refrigerating gas for a sufficient time to refrigerate it to the appropriate extent and removing the refrigerated product. The improvement for producing the refrigeration gas from a liquid cryogen such that essentially all of the liquid cryogen is fully vaporized before contacting the product comprises: (a) introducing the liquid cryogen, selected from the group consisting of liquid air and liquid nitrogen, at elevated pressure into an ejector as the motive fluid to accelerate a portion of a warm refrigerating gas through the ejector while mixing the cryogen and gas to effect complete vaporization of the liquid cryogen and substantial cooling of the portion of the refrigerating gas resulting in a cold discharge gas which is above the liquefaction temperature of the cryogen; (b) introducing the cold discharge gas into a forced circulation pathway of refrigerating gas and producing a cold refrigerating gas which contacts and refrigerates product and is then at least partially recirculated; (c) sensing the temperature of the refrigerating gas in the forced circulation pathway and controlling the introduction of liquid cryogen with regard to the sensed temperature to maintain the temperature of the discharge gas above the liquefacton temperature of the cryogen utilizede of the cryogen utilized

  18. Free-jet-induced mixed convection with internal heat sources

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    The thermohydraulic conditions in fluids with internal heat sources and forced convection have been experimentally investigated with the aid of holographic interferometry and laser Doppler anemometry. The measurements were carried out in plane fluid layers of segmental cross section onto which a fluid of the same composition flows from above in the symmetry axis in the form of a laminar, plane free jet. The local heat transfer on the curved bottom of the fluid layer, which is cooled on all sides, have been determined from the interference pictures. The convection behaviour of the fluid, including the beam, has been represented by the measured velocity fields and profiles. (orig./GL)

  19. Forced convection modulates gas exchange in cnidarians

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    Patterson, Mark R.; Sebens, Kenneth P.

    1989-01-01

    Boundary layer thickness is a potentially important component of the diffusive pathway for gas exchange in aquatic organisms. The soft coral Alcyonium siderium (Octocorallia) and sea anemone Metridium senile (Actiniaria) exhibit significant increases in respiration with water flow over a range of Reynolds numbers encountered subtidally. A nondimensional mass transfer analysis of the effect of forced convection demonstrates the importance of the state of the organism's boundary layer in regula...

  20. SIMULATION OF MIXED CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER USING LATTICE BOLTZMANN METHOD

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    In this paper, mixed (forced–natural) convective heat transfer around a heated square cylinder located inside a lid driven cavity has been studied numerically using the lattice Boltzmann method in the range of 100? Re ? 1000 with the corresponding Richardson number 0.01?Ri?10. The double-population lattice Boltzmann formulation is used as the governing equation. Two dimensional nine-velocity models are used for the computation of the velocity field while a four-velocity model is use...

  1. Experimental study of mixed convective heat transfer in narrow vertical rectangular channel, 1

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    This report describes experimental results and discussions of mixed convective heat transfer experiments which were carried out in order to utilize the experimental data to the thermo-hydraulic design and the safety analysis of upgraded JRR-3. During some anticipated operational occurrences and accident conditions, which were posturated in the JRR-3 safety assessment, there is a case that core flow decreases from steady-state downward forced convective flow to zero flow and at last becomes upward flow due to the natural convective flow induced between the core and the reactor pool, that is, core flow reversal occurs. During the core flow reversal, the mixed convective heat transfer becomes significant and important because natural convection coexists with forced convection. In this case, mixed heat transfer correlations are need to evaluate heat transfer coefficients. In this study, therefore, the local heat transfer coefficients of narrow vertical rectangular channel were obtained and investigated for laminar to turbulent flow in the viewpoint of both forced convection and natural convection. As the results, the region for mixed convective heat transfer were made clear, and the heat transfer correlations for mixed convection were proposed. (author)

  2. Double tube heat exchanger with novel enhancement: Part II - single phase convective heat transfer

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    Tiruselvam, R.; Chin, W.M.; Raghavan, Vijay R. [OYL Sdn. Bhd., Research and Application Department, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    2012-08-15

    The study is conducted to evaluate the heat transfer characteristics of two new and versatile enhancement configurations in a double tube heat exchanger annulus. The novelty is that they are usable in single phase forced convection, evaporation and condensation. Heat transfer coefficients are determined by the Wilson Plot technique in laminar and turbulent flow and correlations are proposed for Nusselt numbers. Comparisons are then made between heat transfer and flow friction. (orig.)

  3. Unsteady radiative-convective heat transfer on a radiating surface

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    Research of radiation-convective heat exchange on radiating surfaces at natural and forced convection is complex mathematical task and here we obtain approximate analytical formulations for this process. We consider two dimensional unsteady heat transfer between solid surface and fluid under the natural laminar convection within optically transparent grey media. Also we assume constant thermo-physical properties except density which is decreasing linearly with temperature. Complex radiative-convective unsteady heat transfer approximately can be considered as a multi-stage process. At the beginning heat transfer coefficient is time dependent but almost independent on longitudinal coordinate. Afterwards heat transfer coefficient becomes dependent on longitudinal coordinate but does not change over time. Analytic formulations obtained for those two stages could be merged along the 'time-space' characteristic basing on the equality of heat flows and temperatures there. Solutions are constructed using asymptotic expansions. Theoretical analysis of the solutions revealed the following: effect of radiation leads to a change in the heat transfer coefficient from the values that are characteristic to the second order boundary conditions to the values that are characteristic for the first order boundary conditions. The rate of this transition depends on ß radiation coefficient. Experimental research confirmed correctness of the simplifications introduced.cations introduced.

  4. Thermal stratification and mixing under single- and two-phase flow in rod bundle with axially distributed heat flux in vessel without forced convection

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    Thermal stratification and mixing under single- and two-phase flow natural convection are studied experimentally in relation to the safety of nuclear reactors. Flow structure and temperature distribution were measured for a rod bundle with axially distributed heat flux wherein the upper parts of the heaters are heated and the lower parts are unheated. In this scenario, under conditions of single-phase flow, thermal stratification is quite appreciable. A drastic temperature change was observed at the interface of thermal stratification. In the heated region, upward flow occurred in the rod bundle and downward flow occurred at the peripheral region of the rod bundle. As the heat flux increased, radial mixing was observed between subchannels in the rod bundle. At the interface of thermal stratification, however, almost no mixing was observed. Under conditions of boiling two-phase flow, on the other hand, thermal stratification also occurred but mixing at the interface of thermal stratification was promoted due to agitation of flow induced by bubbles. As the heat flux increased and the void fraction in the heated section increased, the interface of thermal stratification gradually advanced toward the unheated section

  5. Convective Heat Transfer and Infrared Thermography (IRTh)

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    Buchlin, J. M.

    2010-01-01

    The paper deals with the application of the infrared thermography to the determination of the convective heat transfer coefficient in complex flow configurations. The fundamental principles upon which the IRTh relies are reviewed. The different methods developed to evaluate the heat exchange are described and illustrated through applications to the aerospace and aeronautical field as well as to the industrial processes.

  6. Convective Heat Transfer and Infrared Thermography (IRTh

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    J.M. Buchlin

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the application of the infrared thermography to the determination of the convective heat transfer coefficient in complex flow configurations. The fundamental principles upon which the IRTh relies are reviewed. The different methods developed to evaluate the heat exchange are described and illustrated through applications to the aerospace and aeronautical field as well as to the industrial processes.

  7. Heat transfers in porous media. Conduction, convection, radiant transfer

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    Multiple physico-chemical and transport phenomena take place in porous media. The study of these phenomena requires the knowledge of fluid storage, transfer and mechanical properties of these media. Like all polyphasic heterogenous systems, these properties depend on the morphology of the matrix and of the phenomena interacting in the different phases. This makes the heat transfers in porous media a particularly huge field of researches. This article makes a synthesis of these researches. Content: 1 - classification and characterization of porous media; 2 - modeling of transfer phenomena; 3 - heat transfer by conduction: concept of equivalent thermal conductivity (ETC), modeling of conduction heat transfer, ETC determination; 4 - heat transfer by convection: modeling of convection heat transfer, natural convection (in confined media, along surfaces or impermeable bodies immersed in a saturated porous medium), forced and mixed convection; 5 - radiant heat transfer: energy status equation, approximate solutions of the radiant transfer equation, use of the approximate solutions: case of fibrous insulating materials; 6 - conclusion. (J.S.)

  8. THEORY OF SIMILARITY OF ELECTRO MEMBRANE SYSTEMS WITH REGARD TO FORCED, GRAVITATIONAL AND ELECTRO CONVECTION

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    Full Text Available In the article, we have suggested a general mathematical model of non-stationary and non-isothermal process of a binary electrolyte transfer in dilute solutions in an electro-membrane system (EMS, taking into account the joint action of gravitational convection, forced convection and electro convection in potential dynamic mode. This model is a boundary problem for a system of two-dimensional quasi-linear Navier-Stokes equation and Nernst-Planck-Poisson in partial derivatives equation. We have developed a theory of similarity of the process of heat and mass transfer in electro-membrane systems, specifically, in a desalting channel of electro dialysis apparatus, taking into account joint actions of concentration polarization, space charge, gravity convection, forced convection and electro convection. It is shown that the criterion of electro convection does not directly depend on the initial concentration, and, therefore, electro convection occurs at any initial concentration. At the same time, the criterion of concentration convection linearly dependents on the initial concentration, and, therefore, at high concentrations, concentration convection prevails, while at lower concentrations, the role of gravitational convection begins to fall whereas the role of electro convection increases. The theory of similarity of the process of heat and mass transfer in the desalting channel of electro dialysis apparatus built in this work taking into account the joint action of concentration polarization, space charge, gravity convection, forced convection and electro convection is important for engineering calculations, for scaling the results of experiments in an electro-membrane cell for industrial electro dialysis water desalting apparatus

  9. Combined Effect of Buoyancy Force and Navier Slip on MHD Flow of a Nanofluid over a Convectively Heated Vertical Porous Plate

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    We examine the effect of magnetic field on boundary layer flow of an incompressible electrically conducting water-based nanofluids past a convectively heated vertical porous plate with Navier slip boundary condition. A suitable similarity transformation is employed to reduce the governing partial differential equations into nonlinear ordinary differential equations, which are solved numerically by employing fourth-order Runge-Kutta with a shooting technique. Three different water-based nanofluids containing copper (Cu), aluminium oxide (Al2O3), and titanium dioxide (TiO2) are taken into consideration. Graphical results are presented and discussed quantitatively with respect to the influence of pertinent parameters, such as solid volume fraction of nanoparticles (?), magnetic field parameter (Ha), buoyancy effect (Gr), Eckert number (Ec), suction/injection parameter (fw), Biot number (Bi), and slip parameter (?), on the dimensionless velocity, temperature, skin friction coefficient, and heat transfer rate. PMID:24222749

  10. Combined effect of buoyancy force and Navier slip on MHD flow of a nanofluid over a convectively heated vertical porous plate.

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    Mutuku-Njane, Winifred Nduku; Makinde, Oluwole Daniel

    2013-01-01

    We examine the effect of magnetic field on boundary layer flow of an incompressible electrically conducting water-based nanofluids past a convectively heated vertical porous plate with Navier slip boundary condition. A suitable similarity transformation is employed to reduce the governing partial differential equations into nonlinear ordinary differential equations, which are solved numerically by employing fourth-order Runge-Kutta with a shooting technique. Three different water-based nanofluids containing copper (Cu), aluminium oxide (Al2O3), and titanium dioxide (TiO2) are taken into consideration. Graphical results are presented and discussed quantitatively with respect to the influence of pertinent parameters, such as solid volume fraction of nanoparticles (?), magnetic field parameter (Ha), buoyancy effect (Gr), Eckert number (Ec), suction/injection parameter (f w ), Biot number (Bi), and slip parameter ( ? ), on the dimensionless velocity, temperature, skin friction coefficient, and heat transfer rate. PMID:24222749

  11. Natural and mixed convection heat transfer from a horizontal heated pipe buried in a porous medium

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    The natural and mixed convection heat transfer from horizontal heated pipe (diam. 0.646'') embedded in a water saturated a porous medium (MIT Coarse Sand, porosity 30%) for three different depth of burial to pipe diameter ratios from 11.11, 9.69 and 4.55, have been studied experimentally. A galvanized steel box, 2.5 ft long x 1.25 ft wide x 0.5 ft deep, containing the coarse sand bed measuring 1.875 ft x 1.25 ft, was used for the experimental model. The pipe was heated by an electric heating element. In the mixed convection studies, water was allowed to flow in the sand bed and past the heated cylinder in a crosswise direction. The experimental results were correlated by using the normalized parameters - Nusselt number, Rayleigh number and Reynolds number, and the aspect ratios. In the case of crossflow past the pipe, the average Reynolds number at which forced convection becomes dominant over the natural convection mode of heat transfer has been experimentally determined. In order to check the accuracy of the experimental set up and instrumentations, natural convection heat transfer from the heated cylinder to water without the porous medium was conducted and the experimental results compared favorably with those of the previous investigators

  12. Evaluation of heat transfer coefficient in assisting mixed convection on a vertical element with uniform heat flux

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    The loss of cooling accident (LOCA) in a nuclear reactor is a case where the heat transfer by forced convection is of the same order of magnitude as the heat transfer by natural convection. Two simple theoretical solutions for evaluating the heat transfer coefficient are presented, assuming a combined velocity and temperature profile of natural and forced convection, within the boundary layer. The following mathematical form is proposed: Y= [1+Xsup(n)]sup(1/n) which is a general expression for a combined effect of wo limiting solutions. (author)

  13. Flow pattern at critical condition in forced convection boiling

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    An experimental investigation on flow pattern at critical condition (burnout) in forced convection boiling was carried out using R-113 as a working fluid. The test section was an internally heated vertical annular channel with a stainless-steel heater tube of 10 mm O. D. and a glass shroud of 22 mm I. D.. The flow pattern was identified by means of photographic observation and statistical nature of void fraction. Measurements were performed at the pressure 0.3 MPa, mass flux of 500 to 2000 kg/m2s, inlet subcooling of 0 to 58 K. (author)

  14. A heat exchanger between forced flow helium gas at 14 to 18 K and liquid hydrogen at 20 K circulated by natural convection

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    The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) has three 350-mm long liquid hydrogen absorbers to reduce the momentum of 200 MeV muons in all directions. The muons are then re-accelerated in the longitudinal direction by 200 MHz RF cavities. The result is cooled muons with a reduced emittance. The energy from the muons is taken up by the liquid hydrogen in the absorber. The hydrogen in the MICE absorbers is cooled by natural convection to the walls of the absorber that are in turn cooled by helium gas that enters at 14 K. This report describes the MICE liquid hydrogen absorber and the heat exchanger between the liquid hydrogen and the helium gas that flows through passages in the absorber wall

  15. Free convection film flows and heat transfer

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    Shang, Deyi

    2010-01-01

    Presents development of systematic studies for hydrodynamics and heat and mass transfer in laminar free convection, accelerating film boiling and condensation of Newtonian fluids, and accelerating film flow of non-Newtonian power-law fluids. This book provides a system of analysis models with a developed velocity component method.

  16. Solar Hot Water Heating by Natural Convection.

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    Noble, Richard D.

    1983-01-01

    Presents an undergraduate laboratory experiment in which a solar collector is used to heat water for domestic use. The working fluid is moved by natural convection so no pumps are required. Experimental apparatus is simple in design and operation so that data can be collected quickly and easily. (Author/JN)

  17. Combined convective heat transfer of liquid sodium flowing across tube banks

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    In order to clarify the heat transfer characteristics of combined convection of liquid sodium, a numerical analysis is performed for liquid sodium which flows through a single horizontal row of tubes in the direction of gravity. The correlation of heat transfer characteristics between liquid sodium and ordinary fluids is also discussed. The heat transfer characteristics at large Reynolds numbers are improved when the Richardson number is increased, and the improvement rate is enlarged with increase in p/d value, since convection effect is relatively large. However heat transfer coefficients do not differ from those of forced convection at small Reynolds numbers even when the Richardson number reaches a high value because of conduction effect. A good consistence of heat transfer characteristics of combined convection between liquid sodium and air is obtained at the same Peclet number and Richardson number. This means that the fundamental heat transfer characteristics of combined convection of liquid sodium can be investigated with ordinary fluids. (author)

  18. Heat Flux Sensors for Infrared Thermography in Convective Heat Transfer

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    Giovanni Maria Carlomagno

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper reviews the most dependable heat flux sensors, which can be used with InfraRed (IR thermography to measure convective heat transfer coefficient distributions, and some of their applications performed by the authors’ research group at the University of Naples Federico II. After recalling the basic principles that make IR thermography work, the various heat flux sensors to be used with it are presented and discussed, describing their capability to investigate complex thermo-fluid-dynamic flows. Several applications to streams, which range from natural convection to hypersonic flows, are also described.

  19. Numerical simulation of forced convection film boiling on a sphere

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    A CFD code using improved Volume of Fluid (VOF) method to track liquid-vapor interface is developed to simulate forced convection film boiling on a sphere. The simulation results are compared with the experimental correlation, and the result show that the numerical method could simulate the physical process of forced convection film boiling on a sphere successfully. (authors)

  20. Mixed convective heat transfer in an inclined cavity with multiple heated elements on one wall

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    Oosthuizen, P. H.; de Champlain, A.

    1989-06-01

    A numerical investigation has been conducted into mixed forced and free convective heat transfer through a rectangular cavity having two or three identical rectangular elements on the walls, whose faces are heated to a uniform temperature, in the case where the forced flow enters and leaves through the same wall. The study employs the two-dimensional Navier-Stokes, energy, and continuity equations, under assumptions of steady and laminar flow characteristics. Solution parameters are Reynolds number, Grashof number, fluid Prandtl number, cavity aspect ratio, cavity inclination angle, inlet and outlet duct size, and position and aspect ratio of the heated elements.

  1. Miniature convection cooled plug-type heat flux gauges

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    Liebert, Curt H.

    1994-02-01

    Tests and analysis of a new miniature plug-type heat flux gauge configuration are described. This gauge can simultaneously measure heat flux on two opposed active surfaces when heat flux levels are equal to or greater than about 0.2 MW/m(sup 2). The performance of this dual active surface gauge was investigated over a wide transient and steady heat flux and temperature range. The tests were performed by radiatively heating the front surface with an argon arc lamp while the back surface was convection cooled with air. Accuracy is about +20 percent. The gauge is responsive to fast heat flux transients and is designed to withstand the high temperature (1300 K), high pressure (15 MPa), erosive and corrosive environments in modern engines. This gauge can be used to measure heat flux on the surfaces of internally cooled apparatus such as turbine blades and combustors used in jet propulsion systems and on the surfaces of hypersonic vehicles. Heat flux measurement accuracy is not compromised when design considerations call for various size gauges to be fabricated into alloys of various shapes and properties. Significant gauge temperature reductions (120 K), which can lead to potential gauge durability improvement, were obtained when the gauges were air-cooled by forced convection.

  2. Heat Flux Sensors for Infrared Thermography in Convective Heat Transfer

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    Giovanni Maria Carlomagno; Luigi de Luca; Gennaro Cardone; Tommaso Astarita

    2014-01-01

    This paper reviews the most dependable heat flux sensors, which can be used with InfraRed (IR) thermography to measure convective heat transfer coefficient distributions, and some of their applications performed by the authors’ research group at the University of Naples Federico II. After recalling the basic principles that make IR thermography work, the various heat flux sensors to be used with it are presented and discussed, describing their capability to investigate complex thermo-fluid-...

  3. Convectively driven shear and decreased heat flux

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    Goluskin, David; Flierl, Glenn R; Spiegel, Edward A

    2014-01-01

    We report on direct numerical simulations of two-dimensional, horizontally periodic Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection, focusing on its ability to drive large-scale horizontal flow that is vertically sheared. For the Prandtl numbers ($Pr$) between 1 and 10 simulated here, this large-scale shear can be induced by raising the Rayleigh number ($Ra$) sufficiently, and we explore the resulting convection for $Ra$ up to $10^{10}$. When present in our simulations, the sheared mean flow accounts for a large fraction of the total kinetic energy, and this fraction tends towards unity as $Ra\\to\\infty$. The shear helps disperse convective structures, and it reduces vertical heat flux; in parameter regimes where one state with large-scale shear and one without are both stable, the Nusselt number of the state with shear is smaller and grows more slowly with $Ra$. When the large-scale shear is present with $Pr\\lesssim2$, the convection undergoes strong global oscillations on long timescales, and heat transport occurs in bursts. N...

  4. Convective heat transfer in porous media

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    Recent emerging technologies on the extraction of geothermal energy, the design of insulation systems for energy conservation, the use of aquifers for hot-water storage, the disposal of nuclear wastes in sub-seabeds, the enhanced recovery of oils by thermal methods, and the design of catalyst-bed reactors have demanded an improved understanding of heat transfer mechanisms in fluid-filled porous media. Experiments have been conducted to investigate the onset of free convection in rectangular and cylindrical enclosures filled with porous media and heated from below. The Nusselt numbers determined from these experiments during steady conditions are correlated in terms of the Rayleigh number. The data for free convection in rectangular geometries show considerable scattering among investigators using different porous media and fluids. Recently, some data has been obtained for free convect on in water-filled glass beads adjacent to a heated vertical flat plate, a horizontal cylinder and between vertical concentric cylinders. The data obtained at low Rayleigh numbers is found to be in good agreement with theoretical predictions based on Darcy's law.

  5. Experimental study of mixed convective heat transfer in narrow vertical rectangular channel, (2)

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    During some anticipated operational occurrences and accident conditions, which were posturated in the JRR-3 safety assessment, there is a case that core flow decreases from steady-state downward forced convective flow to zero flow and at last becomes upward flow due to the natural circulation induced between the core and the reactor pool, that is, core flow reversal occurs. During the core flow reversal, the mixed convective heat transfer becomes significant. In this case it is important to understand the heat transfer characteristics of the mixed convection to evaluate the heat transfer of the fuel plates. To investigate the heat transfer characteristics of the mixed convection, heat transfer experiments were carried out using a vertical rectangular channel with water gap of 2.5 mm, which was nearly equal to that of the subchannels of the standard fuel elements of the upgraded JRR-3. In conclusion the heat transfer correlations which can be applied for a narrow vertical channel in free, mixed and forced convections were obtained. The range of the mixed convection region was identified by the non dimensional parameter Grx/Rex21/8Pr1/2. It was confirmed that in the mixed convection in a narrow channel, the influence of the acceleration of the main flow owing to the development of the boundary layer played a important part in the promotion of the heat transfer, compared with the case along a flat plate or in a wide channel. (author)

  6. Combined free and forced convection inside a two-dimensional multiple ventilated rectangular enclosure

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    Sumon Saha; Goutam Saha; Mohammad Ali; Md. Quamrul Islam

    2006-01-01

    Combined free convection and forced convection from a flush-mounted uniform heat source on the bottom of a horizontal rectangular enclosure with side openings is studied numerically. The inlet opening allows an externally induced air stream at the ambient temperature to flow through the cavity and exits from another two openings placed top of the both side walls. Two-dimensional forms of Navier-Stokes equations are solved by using control volume based finite element technique. Three typical v...

  7. Heat transfer in a pipe under asymmetric heating in conditions of forced motion of a sub-heated liquid

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    Studies results on heat transfer by forced convection of highly sub-heated water in a smooth tube and with a worm feeder under asymmetric heating are presented. Experimental data file on stationary heat transfer during asymmetric tube heating by electron scanning beam with ultimately high density of heat fluxes, exceeding 100 MW/m2, are obtained. Brief description of an approximative model for temperature field calculation, simplifying experimental data processing, is given

  8. Free surface deformation and heat transfer by thermocapillary convection

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    Fuhrmann, Eckart; Dreyer, Michael; Basting, Steffen; Bänsch, Eberhard

    2015-06-01

    Knowing the location of the free liquid/gas surface and the heat transfer from the wall towards the fluid is of paramount importance in the design and the optimization of cryogenic upper stage tanks for launchers with ballistic phases, where residual accelerations are smaller by up to four orders of magnitude compared to the gravity acceleration on earth. This changes the driving forces drastically: free surfaces become capillary dominated and natural or free convection is replaced by thermocapillary convection if a non-condensable gas is present. In this paper we report on a sounding rocket experiment that provided data of a liquid free surface with a nonisothermal boundary condition, i.e. a preheated test cell was filled with a cold but storable liquid in low gravity. The corresponding thermocapillary convection (driven by the temperature dependence of the surface tension) created a velocity field directed away from the hot wall towards the colder liquid and then in turn back at the bottom towards the wall. A deformation of the free surface resulting in an apparent contact angle rather different from the microscopic one could be observed. The thermocapillary flow convected the heat from the wall to the liquid and increased the heat transfer compared to pure conduction significantly. The paper presents results of the apparent contact angle as a function of the dimensionless numbers (Weber-Marangoni and Reynolds-Marangoni number) as well as heat transfer data in the form of a Nusselt number. Experimental results are complemented by corresponding numerical simulations with the commercial software Flow3D and the inhouse code Navier.

  9. Behavior of bubble in subcooled boiling with forced convection, 2

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    The objective of this research is to observe the bubble behavior in subcooled boiling with forced convection and to investigate the conditions of heaving test with a heater which initiates isolated bubbles and with high speed motion photography. The observation was made at three inlet subcooling of 15, 30 and 45 K with pressure of 0.3 MPa, mass flux of 1000 kg/m2·s, heat flux of 35 kW/m2. At inlet subcooling of 15 K, bubble velocity is nearly constant in the field of visions for upstream and downstream area. But at the higher subcooling, bubble velocity varies greatly and bubble collapse in the camera field. (author)

  10. Convective heat transfer in a closed two-phase thermosyphon

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    Al-Ani, M. A.

    2014-08-01

    A numerical analysis of heat transfer processes and hydrodynamics in a two-phase closed thermosyphon in a fairly wide range of variation of governing parameters has been investigated. A mathematical model is formulated based on the laws of mass conservation, momentum and energy in dimensionless variables "stream function - vorticity vector velocity - temperature". The analysis of the modes of forced and mixed convection for different values of Reynolds number and heat flows in the evaporation zone, the possibility of using two-phase thermosyphon for cooling gas turbine blades, when the heat is coming from the turbine blades to the thermosyphon is recycled a secondary refrigerant has been studied with different values of the centrifugal velocity. Nusselet Number, streamlines, velocity, temperature fields and temperature profile has been calculated during the investigation.

  11. Observation of dendritic growth under the influence of forced convection

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    Roshchupkina, O.; Shevchenko, N.; Eckert, S.

    2015-06-01

    The directional solidification of Ga-25wt%In alloys within a Hele-Shaw cell was visualized by X-ray radioscopy. The investigations are focused on the impact of melt convection on the dendritic growth. Natural convection occurs during a bottom up solidification because lighter solute is rejected during crystallization. Forced convection was produced by a specific electromagnetic pump. The direction of forced melt flow is almost horizontal at the solidification front. Melt flow induces various effects on grain morphology primarily caused by convective transport of solute, such as a facilitation of the growth of primary trunks or lateral branches, dendrite remelting, fragmentation or freckle formation depending on the dendrite orientation, the flow direction and intensity. Forced flow eliminates solutal plumes and damps local fluctuations of solute. A preferential growth of the secondary arms occurs at the upstream side of the dendrites, whereas high solute concentration at the downstream side inhibits the formation of secondary branches.

  12. Measurement of the convective heat-transfer coefficient

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    Conti, Rosaria; Gallitto, Aurelio Agliolo; Fiordilino, Emilio

    2014-01-01

    We propose an experiment for investigating how objects cool down toward the thermal equilibrium with its surrounding through convection. We describe the time dependence of the temperature difference of the cooling object and the environment with an exponential decay function. By measuring the thermal constant tau, we determine the convective heat-transfer coefficient, which is a characteristic constant of the convection system.

  13. Natural convection in a fluid layer periodically heated from above.

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    Hossain, M Z; Floryan, J M

    2014-08-01

    Natural convection in a horizontal layer subject to periodic heating from above has been studied. It is shown that the primary convection leads to the cooling of the bulk of the fluid below the mean temperature of the upper wall. The secondary convection may lead either to longitudinal rolls, transverse rolls, or oblique rolls. The global flow properties (e.g., the average Nusselt number for the primary convection and the critical conditions for the secondary convection) are identical to those of the layer heated from below. However, the flow and temperature patterns exhibit phase shifts in the horizontal directions. PMID:25215828

  14. Investigation of the transition from forced to natural convection in the research reactor Munich II

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    The new research reactor Munich II (FRM-II), which is under construction at the Technical University Munich, Germany, makes use of a newly developed compact reactor core consisting of a single fuel element, which is assembled of two concentric pipes. Between the fuel element's inner and outer pipe 113 involutely bent fuel plates are placed rotationally symmetric, forming 113 cooling channels of a constant width of 2.2 mm. After a shut down of the reactor, battery supported cooling pumps are started by the reactor safety system in order to remove the decay heat by a downwards directed forced flow. Three hours after they have been started, the cooling pumps are shut down and so-called 'natural convection flaps' are opened by their own weight. Through a flow path, which is provided by the opening of the natural convection flaps, the decay heat is given off to the water in the reactor pool after the direction of the flow has changed and an upwards directed natural convection flow has developed. At the Department for Nuclear and New Energy Systems of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, a test facility has been built in order to confirm the concept of the decay heat removal in the FRM-II, to acquire data of single and two phase natural convection flows and to detect the dry out in a narrow channel. The thermohydraulics of the FRM-II are simulated by an electrically heated test section, which represents one cooling channel of the fuel element. At first experiments have been performed, which simulated the transition from forced to natural convection in the core of the FRM-II, both at normal operation and at a complete loss of the decay heat removal pumps. In case of normal operation, the transition from forced to natural convection takes place single phased. If a complete loss of the active decay heat removal system occurs, the decay heat removal is ensured by a quasi-steady two phase flow. In a second test series minimum heat flux densities leading to pressure pulsations up to limiting amplitudes of 0.1 bar, 0.2 bar and 0.3 bar at the transition from forced to natural convection have been determined. Further tests have been performed to determine minimum heat flux densities leading to boiling processes in the cooling channel and critical heat flux densities causing dry outs of the cooling channel at downwards directed forced flow. During the tests, flow reversals have been observed because of the buoyancy forces in the coolant causing a mixed convection flow. The last test series, which has been finished in March 1999, has been performed in order to determine critical heat flux densities during the transition from forced to natural convection and to measure the occurring pressure amplitudes. All results prove the possibility to remove the decay heat of the FRM-II by natural convection, even in case of a complete loss of the active decay heat removal system. Above this, large safety margins in the FRM-II concerning pressure pulsations, beginning of boiling and dry out could be verified. (author)

  15. Two-phase forced-convective fouling under steam generator operating conditions

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    Two-phase forced-convective fouling can occur in adiabatic two-phase flow and in diabatic two-phase flow, where it can be a significant contributor to fouling under flow-boiling conditions. For recirculating steam generators (SGs), it is, therefore, of significance to steam separators, tube support plates, tubesheet and the tube bundle. Loop test data are presented on forced-convective fouling rate of iron corrosion products under a range of conditions relevant to the secondary-side of recirculating SGs. The measurements were performed using a number of corrosion products (magnetite, hematite and lepidocrocite) under a range of water chemistry conditions, with several different amines. The measurements were limited to the straight-tube geometry. Comparable fouling data are given for flow-boiling conditions. A SG artefact was examined to corroborate the loop data. The rate constants for the forced-convective fouling measurements are compared with those for flow-boiling fouling. Their relative magnitudes can vary greatly, depending on the chemistry and thermohydraulic conditions. Boiling fouling dominated over forced-convection fouling for hematite and lepidocrocite particles, likely because of particle-bubble interactions. Forced-convective fouling rate was only slightly lower than boiling fouling for magnetite. For the region of cross-flow (upper tube bundle), deposits show significant thickness variation. Four or five deposit thickness peaks are noted, approximately thickness peaks are noted, approximately equally spaced circumferentially. It is hypothesized that the fouling pattern is developed due to the cross-flow pattern present in the tube bundle. The possible interactions between the force-convective and nucleate-boiling fouling streams are briefly discussed. A method is presented for the superposition of the forced-convective and nucleate boiling fouling components. This method is based on the Chen heat transfer correlation. (author)

  16. Natural convection heat transfer in hemisphere

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    Natural convection in a hemisphere was studied with bottom surface heated and hemispherical surface cooled. Heat transfer and flow visualization experiments were performed. The range of Rayleigh number and Prandtl number were 9 x 106 9 and 6 5 7 and 6 0.242. The value of the exponent 0.242 is close to 0.25 which corresponds to the case of the laminar natural convection in vertical parallel plates. The measurement of the fluid temperature in vertical direction showed that hot thermal plumes reached near the top of the hemisphere for low Rayleigh number (?Ra 9) and the hot thermal plumes played an important role on the liquid temperature reversal observed for low Rayleigh number. For high Rayleigh number (?Ra > 1 x 109), the effect of the hot thermal plumes was confined in the vicinity of the hot surface and the temperature reversal disappeared. Flow visualization experiment revealed the existence of downward flow along the inner hemispherical surface. The existence of the downward flow suppresses the generation of the cold thermal plumes. (author)

  17. Heat transfer by natural convection in an internally heated reactor materials melt. Rev. 0

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    The report is structured as follows: Heat flux calculations and estimates for In-Vessel Retention (IVR); Rayleigh-Benard convection and the Rayleigh number (criterion); Free convection in the horizontal layer of a liquid which is heated by internal heating sources, and a modified Rayleigh criterion; and Turbulent convection at the reactor vessel bottom during IVR. (P.A.)

  18. Entropy generation around a solid sphere in the forced convection regime

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    The entropy generation around an isothermal solid sphere subjected to an air stream is calculated for forced convection heat transfer case. Local and average entropy generation terms are calculated. The entropy generated due to heat transfer and due to fluid friction are calculated separately and the relative magnitude for each one is evaluated in the total entropy generation expression. The effect of the controlling parameters on the entropy generation, namely Reynolds number and Eckert number is investigated and discussed. (authors)

  19. Heat transfer characteristics of induced mixed convection

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    In the present work we focus our attention on the opposed Induced Mixed Convection case, i.e. the flow field structure in a vertical cylinder, closed at its bottom, opens at the top, and being heated circumferentially. The paper reports an experimental study of this complex heat transfer process. For a better understanding of the flow field and the related heat transfer process, two different experimental systems were built. The first was a flow visualization system, with water as the working fluid, while the second system enabled quantitative measurements of the temperature field in air. All the experiments were performed in the turbulent flow regime. In order to learn about all possible flow regimes, the visualization tests were conducted in three different length-to-diameter ratios (1/d=1,5,10). Quantitative measurements of the cylindrical wall temperature, as well as the radial and axial temperature profiles in the flow field, were taken in the air system. Based on the visualization observation and the measured wall temperature profile, it was found that the OIMC can be characterized by three main regimes: a mixing regime at the top, a central turbulent core and a boundary layer type of flow adjacent to the heated wall. (authors)

  20. Numerical Simulations of Heat Explosion With Convection In Porous Media

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    Allali, Karam; Bikany, Fouad; Taik, Ahmed; Volpert, Vitaly

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    In this paper we study the interaction between natural convection and heat explosion in porous media. The model consists of the heat equation with a nonlinear source term describing heat production due to an exothermic chemical reaction coupled with the Darcy law. Stationary and oscillating convection regimes and oscillating heat explosion are observed. The models with quasi-stationary and unstationary Darcy equation are compared.

  1. Heat transfer by a mixture of a liquid and a gas in forced turbulent convection with slight vaporisation of the liquid phase (1961)

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    The vaporisation of an appreciable quantity of a liquid in a turbulent gas stream explains the increase in the heat capacity of the fluid and the improvement in the heat-transfer coefficient. The present study makes it clear that even with a very slight vaporisation, the transfer coefficient can be much increased, the pressure drop remaining nearly constant. (authors)

  2. Turbulent forced convective flow in an an-isothermal channel

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    The influence of variable viscosity effects on momentum and heat transfer of a non-isothermal turbulent forced convective flow is studied using thermal large-eddy simulation (LES). LES of bi-periodic channel flow with significant heat transfer at a low Mach number was performed to study the modulation in the near-wall turbulence structure due to anisotropic viscosity. The temperature ratio (R? = Thot/Tcold) is varied from 1.01 to 5 to study the isolated effect of variable viscosity with (Thot) and (Tcold) as a wall temperature. It is shown that average and turbulent fields undergo significant changes in a broad range of Reynolds number, compared to isothermal flow with constant viscosity, we observe enhanced turbulence on the cold side of the channel, characterized by locally lower viscosity whereas a decrease of turbulent kinetic energy is found at the hot wall. The turbulent structures via H criteria of high vorticity shows very short and densely populated vortices near cold wall whereas long streaky structure or large elongated vortices at the hot wall. Q invariant totally eradicate all the streaky structure at the hot wall as a consequence of re-laminarization. To further clarify this issue spectral study is conducted that reveals complete suppression of turbulence at the hot side of the channel at large temperature ratio because no inertial zone (i.e. index of Kolmogorov scaling law is zero) is obtained on the spectra in these region. (authors)

  3. Performance of a convective, infrared and combined infrared- convective heated conveyor-belt dryer.

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    El-Mesery, Hany S; Mwithiga, Gikuru

    2015-05-01

    A conveyor-belt dryer was developed using a combined infrared and hot air heating system that can be used in the drying of fruits and vegetables. The drying system having two chambers was fitted with infrared radiation heaters and through-flow hot air was provided from a convective heating system. The system was designed to operate under either infrared radiation and cold air (IR-CA) settings of 2000 W/m(2) with forced ambient air at 30 °C and air flow of 0.6 m/s or combined infrared and hot air convection (IR-HA) dryer setting with infrared intensity set at 2000 W/m(2) and hot at 60 °C being blown through the dryer at a velocity of 0.6 m/s or hot air convection (HA) at an air temperature of 60 °C and air flow velocity 0.6 m/s but without infrared heating. Apple slices dried under the different dryer settings were evaluated for quality and energy requirements. It was found that drying of apple (Golden Delicious) slices took place in the falling rate drying period and no constant rate period of drying was observed under any of the test conditions. The IR-HA setting was 57.5 and 39.1 % faster than IR-CA and HA setting, respectively. Specific energy consumption was lower and thermal efficiency was higher for the IR-HA setting when compared to both IR-CA and HA settings. The rehydration ratio, shrinkage and colour properties of apples dried under IR-HA conditions were better than for either IR-CA or HA. PMID:25892769

  4. Forced convection and friction in triangular duct with uniformly spaced square ribs on inner surfaces

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    Leung, C. W.; Chan, T. L.; Chen, S.

    Experimental investigation had been conducted to study the steady-state forced convection heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of the hydrodynamic fully-developed turbulent flow in the air-cooled horizontal equilateral triangular ducts, which were fabricated with the same length and hydraulic diameter. Inner surfaces of the ducts were fixed with square ribs with different side lengths of 6.35, 9.525 and 12.7mm, respectively, and the uniform separation between the centre lines of two adjacent ribs was kept constant at 57.15mm. Both the triangular ducts and the ribs were fabricated with duralumin. The experiments were performed with the hydraulic diameter based Reynolds number ranged from 3100 to 11300. The entire inner wall of the duct was heated uniformly, while the outer surface was thermally insulated. It was found that the Darcy friction factor of the duct was increasing rather linearly with the rib size, and forced convection could be enhanced by an internally ribbed surface. However, the heat transfer enhancement was not proportional to the rib size but a maximum forced convection heat transfer augmentation was obtained at the smallest rib of 6.35mm. Non-dimensional expressions for the determination of the steady-state heat transfer coefficient and Darcy friction factor of the equilateral triangular ducts, which were internally fabricated with uniformly spaced square ribs of different sizes, were also developed.

  5. Numerical investigation of Al2O3/water nanofluid laminar convective heat transfer through triangular ducts

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    Zeinali Heris, Saeed; Noie, Seyyed Hossein; Talaii, Elham; Sargolzaei, Javad

    2011-01-01

    In this article, laminar flow-forced convective heat transfer of Al2O3/water nanofluid in a triangular duct under constant wall temperature condition is investigated numerically. In this investigation, the effects of parameters, such as nanoparticles diameter, concentration, and Reynolds number on the enhancement of nanofluids heat transfer is studied. Besides, the comparison between nanofluid and pure fluid heat transfer is achieved in this article. Sometimes, because of pressure drop limita...

  6. A study of selected forced-convection supercritical-water heat-transfer correlations for vertical bare tubes based on a wide-range dataset

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    This paper presents an extensive study of heat-transfer correlations applicable to supercritical-water flow in vertical bare tubes. A comprehensive dataset was collected from 33 papers by 27 authors, including more than 125 graphs and wide range of parameters. The parameters range was as follows: pressures 22.5 - 34.5 MPa, inlet temperatures 85 - 350oC, mass fluxes 250 - 3400 kg/m2s, heat fluxes 75 - 5,400 kW/m2, tube heated lengths 0.6 - 27.4 m, and tube inside diameters 2 - 36 mm. This combined dataset was then investigated and analyzed by calculating Heat Transfer Coefficients (HTCs) and wall temperatures using various correlations and comparing them with the corresponding experimental results. Three correlations were used in this comparison: original Bishop et al., Mokry et al. (modified Bishop et al.) and Gupta et al. (modified Swenson et al). The main objectives of this study were a selection of the best supercritical-water bare-tube correlation for HTC calculations in: 1) fuel bundles of SuperCritical Water-cooled Reactors (SCWRs) as a preliminary and conservative approach; 2) heat exchangers in case of indirect-cycle SCW Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs); and 3) heat exchangers in case of hydrogen co-generation at SCW NPPs from SCW side. The comparison showed that in most cases, the Bishop et al. correlation deviates significantly from the experimental data within the pseudocritical region and actually, underestimates the temperatured actually, underestimates the temperature in the most cases. On the other hand, the Mokry et al. and Gupta et al. correlations showed a relatively better fit within the most operating conditions. In general, the Gupta et al. correlation showed slightly better fit with the experimental data than the Mokry et al. correlation. (author)

  7. Time evolution simulation of heat removal in a small water tank by natural convection

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    One of the cooling modes for any source of heat such as in a shutdown nuclear core is the natural convection. The design specifications of any cooling pool can only be done when the removal heat rate and the corresponding mass flow rate is reasonably established. In our simulation scheme, we assumed that the body forces acting in the cubic water cell are: the weight, the drag force and the integrated pressure forces on the horizontal surfaces, the viscosity shear forces on the vertical surfaces and also a special viscosity drag force due to the mass dislocation along a Bernoulli type current tube outside the motive region. For a suitable time step, the uprising convection velocity is determined by an implicit and also by an explicit solution algorithm. The resulting differential equation depends on updating specific mass, dynamic viscosity and constant pressure heat coefficient with the last known temperature in the cell that absorbed heat. Numerical calculation software was performed using MATLAB’s technical computing language and then applied for a heat generation plate simulating a spent fuel assembler from a shutdown nuclear core. The results show time evolution of convection, terminal velocity and water temperature distribution. Pool dimension as well as pool level decrement are also determined for various air exhausting system conditions and heat rate of the spent fuel plate being cooled. (author)

  8. Time evolution simulation of heat removal in a small water tank by natural convection

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    Freitas, Carlos Alberto de, E-mail: carlos.freitas1950@hotmail.com [Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro (IFRJ), Nilopolis, RJ (Brazil); Jachic, Joao; Moreira, Maria de Lourdes, E-mail: jjachic@ien.gov.br, E-mail: malu@ien.gov.br [Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear (IEN/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    One of the cooling modes for any source of heat such as in a shutdown nuclear core is the natural convection. The design specifications of any cooling pool can only be done when the removal heat rate and the corresponding mass flow rate is reasonably established. In our simulation scheme, we assumed that the body forces acting in the cubic water cell are: the weight, the drag force and the integrated pressure forces on the horizontal surfaces, the viscosity shear forces on the vertical surfaces and also a special viscosity drag force due to the mass dislocation along a Bernoulli type current tube outside the motive region. For a suitable time step, the uprising convection velocity is determined by an implicit and also by an explicit solution algorithm. The resulting differential equation depends on updating specific mass, dynamic viscosity and constant pressure heat coefficient with the last known temperature in the cell that absorbed heat. Numerical calculation software was performed using MATLAB’s technical computing language and then applied for a heat generation plate simulating a spent fuel assembler from a shutdown nuclear core. The results show time evolution of convection, terminal velocity and water temperature distribution. Pool dimension as well as pool level decrement are also determined for various air exhausting system conditions and heat rate of the spent fuel plate being cooled. (author)

  9. Solution of heat removal from nuclear reactors by natural convection

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    Zitek Pavel; Valenta Vaclav

    2014-01-01

    This paper summarizes the basis for the solution of heat removal by natural convection from both conventional nuclear reactors and reactors with fuel flowing coolant (such as reactors with molten fluoride salts MSR).The possibility of intensification of heat removal through gas lift is focused on. It might be used in an MSR (Molten Salt Reactor) for cleaning the salt mixture of degassed fission products and therefore eliminating problems with iodine pitting. Heat removal by natural convection...

  10. Analysis of natural convection in volumetrically-heated melt pools

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    Results of series of studies on natural convection heat transfer in decay-heated core melt pools which form in a reactor lower plenum during the progression of a core meltdown accident are described. The emphasis is on modelling and prediction of turbulent heat transfer characteristics of natural convection in a liquid pool with an internal energy source. Methods of computational fluid dynamics, including direct numerical simulation, were applied for investigation

  11. Analysis of natural convection in volumetrically-heated melt pools

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    Sehgal, B.R.; Dinh, T.N.; Nourgaliev, R.R. [Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Div. of Nuclear Power Safety

    1996-12-01

    Results of series of studies on natural convection heat transfer in decay-heated core melt pools which form in a reactor lower plenum during the progression of a core meltdown accident are described. The emphasis is on modelling and prediction of turbulent heat transfer characteristics of natural convection in a liquid pool with an internal energy source. Methods of computational fluid dynamics, including direct numerical simulation, were applied for investigation. Refs, figs, tabs.

  12. Enhancement of natural convection heat transfer rate by the improved heated surface

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    The cooling system of water in spent fuel pit without electricity power is developed. The cooling system has a air radiator. The radiator size would be too large, because natural convection heat transfer is low. Therefore, enhancement of natural convection heat transfer is necessary. We applied thermal splay to heated surface, and found that thermal splay enhanced natural convection heat transfer performance. The material of thermal splay is aluminum bronze and polyester powder. Using this result, radiator size could be reduced. (author)

  13. Local heat transfer coefficients for forced-convection condensation of steam in a vertical tube in the presence of a noncondensable gas

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    An experimental investigation has been conducted to determine the local condensation heat transfer coefficient (HTC) of steam in the presence of air or helium flowing downward inside a 46-mm-i.d. vertical tube. The gas-steam mixture flow rate was measured with a calibrated vortex flowmeter before it entered the 2.54-m-long test condenser. Cooling water flow rate in an annulus around the tube was measure with a calibrated rotameter. Temperatures of the cooling water, the gas-steam mixture, and the tube inside and outside surfaces were measured at 0.3-m intervals in the test condenser. Inlet and exit pressures and temperatures of the gas-steam mixture and of the cooling water were also measured. The local heat flux was obtained from the slope of the coolant axial temperature profile and the coolant mass flow rate. It was found that for the same mass fraction of the noncondensable gas, compared with air, helium has a more inhibiting effect on the heat transfer, but for the same molar ratio, air was found to be more inhibiting. An application where there is important is the proposed advanced passive boiling water reactor design (Simplified Boiling Water Reactor), which utilizes the isolation condenser as a main component of the passive containment cooling system (PCCS)

  14. Endwall convective heat transfer for bluff bodies

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    Wang, Lei; Salewski, Mirko

    2012-01-01

    The endwall heat transfer characteristics of forced flow past bluff bodies have been investigated using liquid crystal thermography (LCT). The bluff body is placed in a rectangular channel with both its ends attached to the endwalls. The Reynolds number varies from 50,000 to 100,000. In this study, a single bluff body and two bluff bodies arranged in tandem are considered. Due to the formation of horseshoe vortices, the heat transfer is enhanced appreciably for both cases. However, for the case of two bluff bodies in tandem, it is found that the presence of the second bluff body decreases the heat transfer as compared to the case of a single bluff body. In addition, the results show that the heat transfer exhibits Reynolds number similarity. For a single bluff body, the Nusselt number profiles collapse well when the data are scaled by Re0.55; for two bluff bodies arranged in tandem, the heat transfer scaling is changed to Re0.51, indicating that the power index of Reynolds number is flow dependent.

  15. Regime classification and planform scaling for internally heated mantle convection

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    Hüttig, Christian; Breuer, Doris

    2011-01-01

    ? Internally heated 3-D mantle convection models in a spherical shell with temperature and pressure dependent viscosity have been performed to provide new insights into the various convection regimes. ? We were able to predict the pattern of convection (dominant degree) for high Rayleigh numbers in the stagnant-lid regime. ? A case study of 91 3D simulations helped to identify a low-degree regime close to the border to the stagnant-lid regime. ? We were able to determine the rheologic...

  16. Natural and forced convection film boiling over axisymmetric bodies at high temperatures

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    Natural and forced convection film boiling over axisymmetric bodies is analysed in the case of high surface temperatures. In these conditions, the global heat transfer is no more driven by simple conduction through the vapour film, an assumption that is commonly made in film boiling modelling for simplicity reasons, but rather by convection through this film. Therefore a mathematical method was developed which enables a full description of the vapour flow by including the inertia and convection terms of the momentum and energy equations. It is based on classical two-phase boundary layer integral methods where polynomial functions of order 5 are used to describe the velocity and the temperature profiles in the vapour flow. Also, a simple scaling analysis is described in order to understand when inertial and convective effects in the vapour flow become important. It is shown for example that for any given fluid, these effects will become predominant even at a low surface superheat when the fluid pressure is increased near its critical pressure. The developed models are then compared with three simpler models: a similar model which uses order 3 polynomial functions, a model where the convective effects are modelled by just using an effective latent heat, and an even simpler model where convection and inertia in the vapour film are not considered at all. It is shown on some examples with very high surface temperatures that if convective and inertial effects are totally neective and inertial effects are totally neglected, the global heat transfer is clearly underestimated compared to the ones calculated with the two other models, which are quite similar. However, if other important parameters such as vapour production or vapour film thickness at the front stagnation point are calculated, the results given by the model with the effective latent heat diverge from those given by the developed models. (author)

  17. The Influence of Internal Heating on Nonlinear Compressible Convection

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    Hurlburt, N. E.; Weiss, N. O.

    2000-05-01

    In the bulk of the solar convection zone we expect convection to be efficient and therefore maintain an adiabatic temperature gradient. In most numerical simulations of solar convection the total energy flux within this region is due to the conduction down this gradient (which is small) and the various contributions due to the convective motions. What has often been neglected is the contribution that is transported by radiation. The contribution of this flux decreases across the layer and thereby deposits a significant amount of thermal energy in the midst of the convection zone. This is in contrast to most simulations of the convection where the input of energy is supplied exclusively by conduction from the boundaries. Mixing length models predict that approximately half of the total energy input to the solar convection zone is deposited, more-or-less uniformly over the convection zone, with the remaining half being conducted from the lower boundary. Thus the study of the behavior of internally-heated compressible convection is warranted. Previous studies of internally heated compressible convection have been inconclusive due to the shearing instabilities that arise in simple, periodic domains. Here we suppress these instabilities by considering flows in axisymmetric geometries. We conduct surveys of the structure and dynamics of the resulting flows and present possible applications to observed solar and stellar phenomena.

  18. Boiling of subcooled water in forced convection

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    As a part of a research about water cooled high magnetic field coils, an experimental study of heat transfer and pressure drop is made with the following conditions: local boiling in tubes of small diameters (2 and 4 mm), high heat fluxes (about 1000 W/cm2), high coolant velocities (up to 25 meters/s), low outlet absolute pressures (below a few atmospheres). Wall temperatures are determined with a good accuracy, because very thin tubes are used and heat losses are prevented. Two regimes of boiling are observed: the establishment regime and the established boiling regime and the inception of each regime is correlated. Important delays on boiling inception are also observed. The pressure drop is measured; provided the axial temperature distribution of the fluid and the axial distributions of the wall temperatures, in other words the axial distribution of the heat transfer coefficients under boiling and non boiling conditions, at the same heat flux or the same wall temperatures, are taken in account, then total pressure drop can be correlated, but probably under certain limits of void fraction only. Using the same parameters, it seems possible to correlate the experimental values on critical heat flux obtained previously, which show very important effect of length and hydraulic diameter of the test sections. (authors)

  19. Some Aspects Concerning Convective Circulation Mode of Heat Transfer in Furnace to Wood Heat Treatment

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    Nadia Potoceanu

    2007-01-01

    The paper presented the most aspects of convective circulate mode of heat transfer : heat transfer through the boundary layer formed at the surface of the heat generator; heat transfer in the heat carrier and heat transfer through the boundary layer formed at the heated surface

  20. Heat removal by natural convection in a RPR reactor

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    In this paper natural convection in RPR reactor is analysed. The effect of natural convection valves size on cladding temperature is studied. The reactor channel heat transfer problem is solved using finite elements in a two-dimensional analysis. Results show that two valves with ? = 0.16 m are suited to keep coolant and cladding temperatures below 730C. (author)

  1. Numerical solution of staggered circular tubes in two-dimensional laminar forced convection

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    Carlos Henrique, Marchi; Maykel Alexandre, Hobmeir.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to demonstrate the importance of adequately estimating the discretization error intrinsic in the result of any numerical simulation. The problem under consideration is forced convection in a staggered circular tube heat exchanger. The problem is solved to analyze the effect of the di [...] stance between the tubes, aiming to optimize the heat exchanger’s geometrical configuration by two Reynolds numbers (50 and 100). The present work did not confirm the existence of an optimal geometrical point for the operation of staggered circular tube heat exchangers, as claimed in a numerical study published in the literature.

  2. Burn-out analysis. Part I: A burn-out correlation for water in round and rectangular channels uniformly heated at various pressures with forced convection

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    The practical objective of research on 'burn-out' is a reliable method giving the maximum safe rating for any water cooled reactor. Experimental work, which began at numerous centres about 10 years ago, has been concerned principally with endeavouring to understand the phenomenon as it applies to simple geometries such as round and rectangular channels. Many millions of pounds have been spent on this work and several thousand separate experimental results obtained. This considerable effort has achieved little real success in providing an explanation of 'burn-out' however. Many conflicting views have arisen and correlations so far developed have been shown to give calculated 'burn-out' heat fluxes varying by a factor of the order of 5> when applied to a typical reactor situation. While some uncertainty may be due to experimental variations, inadequate analytical effort is considered to be the primary cause of the present confused situation. To overcome this various analytical studies are being initiated by the Reactor Development Division at Winfrith and a detailed plan is being evolved for bringing effort to bear on certain fundamental aspects of boiling which have been neglected and which in some oases will require the development of special experimental techniques. This report describes the result of some work already carried out. It concerns an initial examination made on a large group of 'burn-out' data and describes the development of a correlation which predicts 'burn-out' heat fluxes to within an R.M.S. error of less than 10% over a very wide range of operating conditions including pressure. (author)

  3. Forced Convection Flow of Nanofluids Past Power Law Stretching Horizontal Plates

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    Ahmed Mostafa Abdelhady; Hassan Mohammed Hassan El-Hawary; Fouad Sayed Ibrahim; Fekry Mohamed Hady

    2012-01-01

    In the present work, we studied a nonsimilar solution of steady forced convection boundary layer flow and heat transfer of a nanofluid past a stretching horizontal plate. One-phase model has been used for this study. The nonsimilarity equations are solved numerically. We considered a nanofluid consists of AL2O3 as a nanoparticles and water as a base fluid. The volume fraction of nanoparticles is considered in the range 0 ? ø...

  4. Comparing convective heat fluxes derived from thermodynamics to a radiative-convective model and GCMs

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    Dhara, Chirag; Renner, Maik; Kleidon, Axel

    2015-04-01

    The convective transport of heat and moisture plays a key role in the climate system, but the transport is typically parameterized in models. Here, we aim at the simplest possible physical representation and treat convective heat fluxes as the result of a heat engine. We combine the well-known Carnot limit of this heat engine with the energy balances of the surface-atmosphere system that describe how the temperature difference is affected by convective heat transport, yielding a maximum power limit of convection. This results in a simple analytic expression for convective strength that depends primarily on surface solar absorption. We compare this expression with an idealized grey atmosphere radiative-convective (RC) model as well as Global Circulation Model (GCM) simulations at the grid scale. We find that our simple expression as well as the RC model can explain much of the geographic variation of the GCM output, resulting in strong linear correlations among the three approaches. The RC model, however, shows a lower bias than our simple expression. We identify the use of the prescribed convective adjustment in RC-like models as the reason for the lower bias. The strength of our model lies in its ability to capture the geographic variation of convective strength with a parameter-free expression. On the other hand, the comparison with the RC model indicates a method for improving the formulation of radiative transfer in our simple approach. We also find that the latent heat fluxes compare very well among the approaches, as well as their sensitivity to surface warming. What our comparison suggests is that the strength of convection and their sensitivity in the climatic mean can be estimated relatively robustly by rather simple approaches.

  5. Driving convection by a temperature gradient or a heat current

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    Matura, P.; Luecke, M

    2006-01-01

    Bifurcation properties, stability behavior, dynamics, and the heat transfer of convection structures in a horizontal fluid layer that is driven away from thermal equilibrium by imposing a vertical temperature difference are compared with those resulting from imposing a heat current. In particular oscillatory convection that occurs in binary fluid mixtures in the form of travelling and standing waves is determined numerically for the two different driving mechanisms. Conditio...

  6. Reynolds stress and heat flux in spherical shell convection

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    Käpylä, P. J.; Mantere, M. J.; Guerrero, G.; Brandenburg, A; Chatterjee, P.

    2010-01-01

    (abridged) Context. Turbulent fluxes of angular momentum and heat due to rotationally affected convection play a key role in determining differential rotation of stars. Here we perform a systematic comparison between Cartesian and spherical geometries as a function of the rotation rate. Aims. We extend the earlier studies by using spherical wedges to obtain turbulent angular momentum and heat transport as functions of the rotation rate from stratified convection. We compare ...

  7. Convective and radiative heat transfer coefficients for individual human body segments

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    de Dear, R. J.; Arens, Edward; Hui, Zhang; Oguro, Masayuki

    Human thermal physiological and comfort models will soon be able to simulate both transient and spatial inhomogeneities in the thermal environment. With this increasing detail comes the need for anatomically specific convective and radiative heat transfer coefficients for the human body. The present study used an articulated thermal manikin with 16 body segments (head, chest, back, upper arms, forearms, hands, pelvis, upper legs, lower legs, feet) to generate radiative heat transfer coefficients as well as natural- and forced-mode convective coefficients. The tests were conducted across a range of wind speeds from still air to 5.0 m/s, representing atmospheric conditions typical of both indoors and outdoors. Both standing and seated postures were investigated, as were eight different wind azimuth angles. The radiative heat transfer coefficient measured for the whole-body was 4.5 W/m2 per K for both the seated and standing cases, closely matching the generally accepted whole-body value of 4.7 W/m2 per K. Similarly, the whole-body natural convection coefficient for the manikin fell within the mid-range of previously published values at 3.4 and 3.3 W/m2 per K when standing and seated respectively. In the forced convective regime, heat transfer coefficients were higher for hands, feet and peripheral limbs compared to the central torso region. Wind direction had little effect on convective heat transfers from individual body segments. A general-purpose forced convection equation suitable for application to both seated and standing postures indoors was hc=10.3v0.6 for the whole-body. Similar equations were generated for individual body segments in both seated and standing postures.

  8. Investigation of combined free and forced convection in a 2 x 6 rod bundle during controlled flow transients

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    An experimental study was performed to obtain local fluid velocity and temperature measurements in the mixed (combined free and forced) convection regime for specific flow coastdown transients. A brief investigation of steady-state flows for the purely free-convection regime was also completed. The study was performed using an electrically heated 2 x 6 rod bundle contained in a flow housing. In addition a transient data base was obtained for evaluating the COBRA-WC thermal-hydraulic computer program

  9. Solution of heat removal from nuclear reactors by natural convection

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    Zitek, Pavel; Valenta, Vaclav

    2014-03-01

    This paper summarizes the basis for the solution of heat removal by natural convection from both conventional nuclear reactors and reactors with fuel flowing coolant (such as reactors with molten fluoride salts MSR).The possibility of intensification of heat removal through gas lift is focused on. It might be used in an MSR (Molten Salt Reactor) for cleaning the salt mixture of degassed fission products and therefore eliminating problems with iodine pitting. Heat removal by natural convection and its intensification increases significantly the safety of nuclear reactors. Simultaneously the heat removal also solves problems with lifetime of pumps in the primary circuit of high-temperature reactors.

  10. Solution of heat removal from nuclear reactors by natural convection

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    Zitek Pavel

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper summarizes the basis for the solution of heat removal by natural convection from both conventional nuclear reactors and reactors with fuel flowing coolant (such as reactors with molten fluoride salts MSR.The possibility of intensification of heat removal through gas lift is focused on. It might be used in an MSR (Molten Salt Reactor for cleaning the salt mixture of degassed fission products and therefore eliminating problems with iodine pitting. Heat removal by natural convection and its intensification increases significantly the safety of nuclear reactors. Simultaneously the heat removal also solves problems with lifetime of pumps in the primary circuit of high-temperature reactors.

  11. Thermal Performance of Convective-Radiative Heat Transfer in Porous Fins

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    Majid SHAHBABAEI

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Forced and natural convection in porous fins with convective coefficient at the tips under radiation and convection effects are investigated in this paper. Aluminum and copper as fin materials are investigated. In forced and natural convection, air and water are applied as working fluids, respectively. In order to solve this nonlinear equation, Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM and Variational Iteration Method (VIM are used. To verify the accuracy of the methods, a comparison is made to the exact solution (BVP. In this work, the effects of porosity parameter (, Radiation parameter (? and Temperature-Ratio parameter (µ on non-dimensional temperature distribution for both of the flows are shown. The results show that the effects of (? and (µ on temperature distribution in natural convection are based on porosity and in forced convection are uniform, approximately. Also, it is shown that both VIM and HPM are capable of being used to solve this nonlinear heat transfer equation.doi:10.14456/WJST.2014.64

  12. Numerical study of the influence of the convective heat transfer on the dynamical behaviour of a phase change material wall

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    In construction, the use of Phase Change Materials (PCM) allows the storage/release of energy from solar radiation and internal loads. The application of such materials for lightweight construction (e.g., a wood house) makes it possible to improve thermal comfort and reduce energy consumption. The heat transfer process between the wall and the indoor air is convection. In this paper, we have developed a numerical model to evaluate several convective heat transfer correlations from the literature for natural, mixed and forced convection flows. The results show that the convective heat transfer highly influences the storage/release process in case of PCM walls. For the natural convection, the numerical results are highly dependent on the correlation used and the results may vary up to 200%. In the case of mixed and forced convection flows, the higher is the velocity, the more important is the storage capacity. - Highlights: ? We study effect of inside convection correlation on energy stored in PCM wall. ? We developed a 1D conduction model for multilayer walls, with phase change material. ? Correlations have been constructed for mixed convection in all flow regimes. ? Up to 200% variation of energy stored in PCM layer, depending on convection correlation. ? Ventilation can increase the energy stored in the PCM layer.

  13. Incipient boiling superheat in the forced convective sodium flow

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    The incipient boiling superheats (IBS) in the forced convective sodium flow have been measured on the different heater surfaces. One heater has the groove surface for the thermo-couple lines, the other has the smooth surface by brazing the groove. As the results, the IBS showed the decreasing tendency with increase of the flow velocity. The IBS values for the grooved surface showed relatively lower temperature in comparing with the smooth surface. (author)

  14. The optimization of longitudinal convective fins with internal heat generation

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    The solution of the optimization problem for longitudinal convective fins of constant thickness, triangular or parabolic profile, and uniform internal heat generation, is presented. The cases considered are those of a given heat generation density, total heat generation and heat generation per unit width of the fin, when either the heat dissipation or the width of the fin is prescribed. The results are set forth in a nondimensional form, which are presented graphically. The effect of the fin's thermal conductivity upon the optimum dimensions is discussed, and limiting values for the heat generation and the heat dissipation, which may be imposed on the fin for a feasible optimization, are also obtained. (Auth.)

  15. Convectively driven shear and decreased heat flux

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    Goluskin, David; Johnston, Hans; Flierl, Glenn R.; Spiegel, Edward A.

    2014-01-01

    We report on direct numerical simulations of two-dimensional, horizontally periodic Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection, focusing on its ability to drive large-scale horizontal flow that is vertically sheared. For the Prandtl numbers ($Pr$) between 1 and 10 simulated here, this large-scale shear can be induced by raising the Rayleigh number ($Ra$) sufficiently, and we explore the resulting convection for $Ra$ up to $10^{10}$. When present in our simulations, the sheared mean flow a...

  16. An experimental investigation of forced convection flat plate solar air heater with storage material

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    Aissa Walid; El-Sallak Mostafa; Elhakem Ahmed

    2012-01-01

    Solar air heater (SAH) is a heating device that uses the heated air in the drying of agriculture products and many engineering applications. The purpose of the present work is to study a forced convection flat plate solar air heater with granite stone storage material bed under the climatic conditions of Egypt-Aswan. Experiments are performed at different air mass flow rates ; varying from 0.016 kg/s to 0.08 kg/s, for five hot summer days of July 2008. Hourly values of global solar radi...

  17. Convective heat transfer around vertical jet fires: An experimental study

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    Highlights: ? Experiments were carried out to analyze convection around a vertical jet fire. ? Convection heat transfer is enhanced increasing the flame length. ? Nusselt number grows with higher values of Rayleigh and Reynolds numbers. ? In subsonic flames, Nusselt number increases with Froude number. ? Convection and radiation are equally important in causing a domino effect. - Abstract: The convection heat transfer phenomenon in vertical jet fires was experimentally analyzed. In these experiments, turbulent propane flames were generated in subsonic as well as sonic regimes. The experimental data demonstrated that the rate of convection heat transfer increases by increasing the length of the flame. Assuming the solid flame model, the convection heat transfer coefficient was calculated. Two equations in terms of adimensional numbers were developed. It was found out that the Nusselt number attains greater values for higher values of the Rayleigh and Reynolds numbers. On the other hand, the Froude number was analyzed only for the subsonic flames where the Nusselt number grows by this number and the diameter of the orifice.

  18. Natural convection heat transfer simulation using energy conservative dissipative particle dynamics.

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    Abu-Nada, Eiyad

    2010-05-01

    Dissipative particle dynamics with energy conservation (eDPD) was used to study natural convection via Rayleigh-Bénard (RB) problem and a differentially heated enclosure problem (DHE). The current eDPD model implemented the Boussinesq approximation to model the buoyancy forces. The eDPD results were compared to the finite volume solutions and it was found that the eDPD method predict the temperature and flow fields throughout the natural convection domains properly. The eDPD model recovered the basic features of natural convection, such as development of plumes, development of thermal boundary layers, and development of natural convection circulation cells (rolls). The eDPD results were presented via temperature isotherms, streamlines, velocity contours, velocity vector plots, and temperature and velocity profiles. Further useful quantities, such as Nusselt number was calculated from the eDPD results and found to be in good agreement with the finite volume calculations. PMID:20866351

  19. Multi-scale convection in a geodynamo simulation with uniform heat flux along the outer boundary

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    King, E. M.; Matsui, H.; Buffett, B. A.

    2013-12-01

    Conducting fluids stirring within the Earth and other planets generate magnetic fields through a process known as dynamo action. Numerical simulations of dynamo action provide insight into this process, yet cannot replicate the extreme conditions of planetary turbulence, and so important physics may not be adequately captured. For example, it is generally expected that Earth's magnetic field, which is generated by convecting liquid metal within its core, will produce strong Lorentz forces that substantially alter that convection. In most dynamo models, however, Lorentz forces do very little to change convective flow, which is predominantly fine-scaled (Soderlund et al., 2012; King & Buffett, 2013). An important exception to this observation is in dynamo models that employ uniform heat flux boundary conditions, rather than the usual uniform temperature conditions, in which convection occurs on both small and large scales (Sakuraba & Roberts, 2009; Takahashi & Shimizu, 2012). How, exactly, thermal boundary conditions and magnetic field generation conspire to affect convection is not understood. We investigate the combined influence of thermal boundary conditions and magnetic fields using four simulations: two dynamos and two non-magnetic models, with either uniform temperature or heat flux fixed at the outer boundary. Of the four, only the fixed-heat-flux dynamo simulation produces multi-scale convective flow patterns. Comparison between the models suggests that the fixed-flux dynamo generates large patches of strong toroidal field that suppress convective motions near the outer boundary, giving rise to this observed change in convection scales. Strong toroidal field generation by this particular model is made possible by its relatively strong zonal flow, and its strong zonal flow is owed to a baroclinic response to meridional temperature gradients that persist in models with fixed heat flux boundary conditions. Thus, by allowing temperature to vary along the outer boundary, the fixed-flux dynamo generates stronger azimuthal flow and magnetic field, and the resulting Lorentz forces alter the nature of convective flow. References King, E.M., Buffett, B.A., Flow speeds and length scales in geodynamo models: the role of viscosity, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 2013, 371 156-162. Sakuraba, A., Roberts, P.H., Generation of a strong magnetic field using uniform heat flux at the surface of the core. Nature Geosci., 2009, 2 802-805. Soderlund, K.M., King, E.M., Aurnou, J.M., The weak influence of magnetic fields in planetary dynamo models. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 2012, 333. 9-20. Takahashi, F., Shimizu, H., A detailed analysis of a dynamo mechanism in a rapidly rotating spherical shell, J. Fluid Mech., 2012, 701, 228-250.

  20. Convective–radiative radial fins with convective base heating and convective–radiative tip cooling: Homogeneous and functionally graded materials

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    Highlights: • Convective–radiative radial fins with base convective heating were analyzed. • Homogeneous material and functionally graded material fins were investigated. • Fin efficiency and the effects of dimensionless parameters in fins were analyzed. - Abstract: This paper studies a radial fin of uniform thickness with convective heating at the base and convective–radiative cooling at the tip. The fin is assumed to experience uniform internal heat generation. The exposed surfaces of the fin lose heat by simultaneous convection and radiation to the surroundings. Two types of fin materials are investigated: homogeneous material and functionally graded material (FGM). For the homogeneous material, the thermal conductivity is assumed to be a linear function of temperature, while for the FGM fin the thermal conductivity is modeled as a linear function of the dimensionless radial coordinate. The analysis is conducted using the differential transformation method (DTM). The accuracy of DTM is verified by comparing the results for the simplified versions of the present model with an exact analytical solution derived here. Once the accuracy of DTM is authenticated, the method is used to generate results for the general problem formulated here. These results illustrate the effects of various dimensionless parameters on the thermal performance of homogeneous material fins and FGM fins

  1. Quantitative measurement of void fraction in a forced convective flow boiling by using neutron radiography

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    The void fraction in a forced convective flow boiling is very important information for understanding the characteristics of the boiling two-phase flow. Consequently, many experimental investigations have been carried out to obtain the local void fraction so far, but the detail data among the whole of the test-section has not been enough. Especially, the data under subcooled condition are quite limited. In this study, the void fraction distribution in a forced convective boiling was quantitatively measured by using the thermal neutron radiography. These results were compared with several existing void fraction correlations. Although these correlations show a good agreements with experimental results under low heat flux condition, there is no suitable correlation to estimate the void fraction under non-thermal equilibrium condition. (author)

  2. Natural convection of nanofluids over a convectively heated vertical plate embedded in a porous medium

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    In this paper, the natural convective flow of nanofluids over a convectively heated vertical plate in a saturated Darcy porous medium is studied numerically. The governing equations are transformed into a set of ordinary differential equations by using appropriate similarity variables, and they are numerically solved using the fourth-order Runge-Kutta method associated with the Gauss-Newton method. The effects of parametric variation of the Brownian motion parameter (Nb), thermophoresis parameter (Nt) and the convective heating parameter (Nc) on the boundary layer profiles are investigated. Furthermore, the variation of the reduced Nusselt number and reduced Sherwood number, as important parameters of heat and mass transfer, as a function of the Brownian motion, thermophoresis and convective heating parameters is discussed in detail. The results show that the thickness of the concentration profiles is much lower than the temperature and velocity profiles. For low values of the convective heating parameter (Nc), as the Brownian motion parameter increases, the non-dimensional wall temperature increases. However, for high values of Nc, the effect of the Brownian motion parameter on the non-dimensional wall temperature is not significant. As the Brownian motion parameter increases, the reduced Sherwood number increases and the reduced Nusselt number decreases. (author)

  3. Natural convection of nanofluids over a convectively heated vertical plate embedded in a porous medium

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    Ghalambaz, M.; Noghrehabadi, A.; Ghanbarzadeh, A., E-mail: m.ghalambaz@gmail.com, E-mail: ghanbarzadeh.a@scu.ac.ir [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2014-04-15

    In this paper, the natural convective flow of nanofluids over a convectively heated vertical plate in a saturated Darcy porous medium is studied numerically. The governing equations are transformed into a set of ordinary differential equations by using appropriate similarity variables, and they are numerically solved using the fourth-order Runge-Kutta method associated with the Gauss-Newton method. The effects of parametric variation of the Brownian motion parameter (Nb), thermophoresis parameter (Nt) and the convective heating parameter (Nc) on the boundary layer profiles are investigated. Furthermore, the variation of the reduced Nusselt number and reduced Sherwood number, as important parameters of heat and mass transfer, as a function of the Brownian motion, thermophoresis and convective heating parameters is discussed in detail. The results show that the thickness of the concentration profiles is much lower than the temperature and velocity profiles. For low values of the convective heating parameter (Nc), as the Brownian motion parameter increases, the non-dimensional wall temperature increases. However, for high values of Nc, the effect of the Brownian motion parameter on the non-dimensional wall temperature is not significant. As the Brownian motion parameter increases, the reduced Sherwood number increases and the reduced Nusselt number decreases. (author)

  4. Natural convection of nanofluids over a convectively heated vertical plate embedded in a porous medium

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    M., Ghalambaz; A., Noghrehabadi; A., Ghanbarzadeh.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the natural convective flow of nanofluids over a convectively heated vertical plate in a saturated Darcy porous medium is studied numerically. The governing equations are transformed into a set of ordinary differential equations by using appropriate similarity variables, and they are [...] numerically solved using the fourth-order Runge-Kutta method associated with the Gauss-Newton method. The effects of parametric variation of the Brownian motion parameter (Nb), thermophoresis parameter (Nt) and the convective heating parameter (Nc) on the boundary layer profiles are investigated. Furthermore, the variation of the reduced Nusselt number and reduced Sherwood number, as important parameters of heat and mass transfer, as a function of the Brownian motion, thermophoresis and convective heating parameters is discussed in detail. The results show that the thickness of the concentration profiles is much lower than the temperature and velocity profiles. For low values of the convective heating parameter (Nc), as the Brownian motion parameter increases, the non-dimensional wall temperature increases. However, for high values of Nc, the effect of the Brownian motion parameter on the non-dimensional wall temperature is not significant. As the Brownian motion parameter increases, the reduced Sherwood number increases and the reduced Nusselt number decreases.

  5. A new method for simultaneous measurement of convective and radiative heat flux in car underhood applications

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    A new experimental technique is presented that allows simultaneous measurement of convective and radiative heat flux in the underhood. The goal is to devise an easily implemented and accurate experimental method for application in the vehicle underhood compartment. The new method is based on a technique for heat-flux measurement developed by the authors (Heat flow (flux) sensors for measurement of convection, conduction and radiation heat flow 27036-2, © Rhopoint Components Ltd, Hurst Green, Oxted, RH8 9AX, UK) that uses several thermocouples in the thickness of a thermal resistive layer (foil heat-flux sensor). The method proposed here uses a pair of these thermocouples with different radiative properties. Measurements validating this novel technique are carried out on a flat plate with a prescribed constant temperature in both natural- and forced-convection flow regimes. The test flat plate is instrumented by this new technique, and also with a different technique that is intrusive but very accurate, used as reference here (Bardon J P and Jarny Y 1994 Procédé et dispositif de mesure transitoire de température et flux surfacique Brevet n°94.011996, 22 February). Discrepancies between the measurements by the two techniques are less than 10% for both convective and radiative heat flux. Error identification and sensitivity analysis of the new method are also presented

  6. Convective heat transfer area of the human body.

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    Kurazumi, Yoshihito; Tsuchikawa, Tadahiro; Matsubara, Naoki; Horikoshi, Tetsumi

    2004-12-01

    In order to clarify the heat transfer area involved in convective heat exchange for the human body, the total body surface area of six healthy subjects was measured, and the non-convective heat transfer area and floor and chair contact areas for the following nine common body positions were measured: standing, sitting on a chair, sitting in the seiza position, sitting cross-legged, sitting sideways, sitting with both knees erect, sitting with a leg out, and the lateral and supine positions. The main non-convective heat transfer areas were: the armpits (contact between the upper arm and trunk regions), contact between the two legs, contacts between the fingers and toes, and contact between the hands and the body surface. Also, when sitting on the floor with some degree of leg contact (sitting in the seiza position, cross-legged, or sideways), there was a large non-convective heat transfer area on the thighs and legs. Even when standing or sitting in a chair, about 6-8% of the body surface did not transfer heat by convection. The results showed that the effective thermal convective area factor for the naked whole body in the standing position was 0.942. While sitting in a chair this factor was 0.860, while sitting in a chair but excluding the chair contact area it was 0.918, when sitting in the seiza position 0.818, when sitting cross-legged 0.843, in the sideways sitting position 0.855, when sitting with both knees erect 0.887, in the leg-out sitting position 0.906, while in the lateral position it was 0.877 and the supine position 0.844. For all body positions, the effective thermal convective area factor was greater than the effective thermal radiation area factor, but smaller than the total body surface area. PMID:15338219

  7. Combined convective heat transfer in an inclined cavity with a heated rectangular element on the wall

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    Mixed forced and free convective heat transfer through a cavity with a rectangular element on one wall heated to a uniform temperature, and the opposite wall cooled to a uniform lower temperature, and with the remaining wall portions adiabatic, has been investigated. The forced flow, which is at the same temperature as the cold wall, enters through the cold vertical wall and also leaves through this wall. The study is based on the use of the two-dimensional Navier-Stokes, equations, the flow assumed steady and laminar. It is assumed that fluid properties are constant except for the density change with temperature which gives rise to the buoyancy force, this being treated using the Boussinesq approximation. These equations have been solved using the finite element method. The solution has, as parameters, the Reynolds number, the Grashof number, the fluid Prandtl number, the aspect ratio of the cavity, the angle of inclination of the cavity, the inlet and outlet duct size, and the aspect ratio of the heated element. Results have only been obtained for a Prandtl number of 0.7. 7 references

  8. Combined convective heat transfer in an inclined cavity with a heated rectangular element on the wall

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    Oosthuizen, P. H.; de Champlain, A.

    1988-06-01

    Mixed forced and free convective heat transfer through a cavity with a rectangular element on one wall heated to a uniform temperature, and the opposite wall cooled to a uniform lower temperature, and with the remaining wall portions adiabatic, has been investigated. The forced flow, which is at the same temperature as the cold wall, enters through the cold vertical wall and also leaves through this wall. The study is based on the use of the two-dimensional Navier-Stokes, equations, the flow assumed steady and laminar. It is assumed that fluid properties are constant except for the density change with temperature which gives rise to the buoyancy force, this being treated using the Boussinesq approximation. These equations have been solved using the finite element method. The solution has, as parameters, the Reynolds number, the Grashof number, the fluid Prandtl number, the aspect ratio of the cavity, the angle of inclination of the cavity, the inlet and outlet duct size, and the aspect ratio of the heated element. Results have only been obtained for a Prandtl number of 0.7.

  9. Reynolds stress and heat flux in spherical shell convection

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    Käpylä, P J; Guerrero, G; Brandenburg, A; Chatterjee, P

    2010-01-01

    Context. Turbulent fluxes of angular momentum and heat due to rotationally affected convection play a key role in determining differential rotation of stars. Aims. We compute turbulent angular momentum and heat transport as functions of the rotation rate from stratified convection. We compare results from spherical and Cartesian models in the same parameter regime in order to study whether restricted geometry introduces artefacts into the results. Methods. We employ direct numerical simulations of turbulent convection in spherical and Cartesian geometries. In order to alleviate the computational cost in the spherical runs and to reach as high spatial resolution as possible, we model only parts of the latitude and longitude. The rotational influence, measured by the Coriolis number or inverse Rossby number, is varied from zero to roughly seven, which is the regime that is likely to be realised in the solar convection zone. Cartesian simulations are performed in overlapping parameter regimes. Results. For slow ...

  10. Forced and free convection flow with viscous dissipation effects: The method of parametric differentiation

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    Effect of buoyancy force in a laminar uniform forced convection flow past a semi-infinite vertical plate has been analyzed near the leading edge, taking into account the viscous dissipation. The coupled non-linear locally similar equations, which govern the flow, are solved by the method of parametric differentiation. Effects of the buoyancy force and the heat due to viscous dissipation on the flow and the temperature fields as well as on the wall shear-stress and the heat transfer at the surface of the plate are shown graphically for the values of the Prandtl number ? ranging from 10-1 to 1.0. (author). 20 refs, 3 figs, 2 tabs

  11. Scaled model studies of decay heat removal by natural convection for sodium cooled reactors

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    Hoffmann, H. (Institut fuer Angewandte Thermo- und Fluiddynamik (IATF), Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)); Weinberg, D. (Institut fuer Angewandte Thermo- und Fluiddynamik (IATF), Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)); Marten, K. (Institut fuer Angewandte Thermo- und Fluiddynamik (IATF), Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)); Schnetgoeke, G. (Institut fuer Angewandte Thermo- und Fluiddynamik (IATF), Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany))

    1993-06-01

    Thermohydraulic experiments were performed with water in order to simulate decay heat removal by natural convection in a pool-type sodium cooled reactor. Two water test rigs of different scales were used, namely, RAMONA (1:20) and NEPTUN (1:5). RAMONA was taken to study the transition from nominal operation by forced convection to decay heat removal operation by natural convection. Steady-state similarity tests were carried out in both facilities. All tests provide a basis for verification of computer programs. Calculations performed with the three-dimensional code FLUTAN proved that the thermohydraulic processes are quantitatively mastered, even for the very complex geometry of the NEPTUN test rig. (orig.)

  12. Computation of combined turbulent convective and impingement heat transfer

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    Full text: Among various cooling methods of gas turbine components, impingement and forced convection cooling is preferable due to improved cycle efficiency and reduced emission levels. However, influences of various design parameters like crossflow and surface enlargements (like ribs) are not well understood. Reliable engineering design methods for complex geometries and flow systems are not available and only a very limited amount of experimental data exist. In addition, experiments on real applications are cumbersome, very costly and not attractable. Thus there is a request for reliable and cost-effective computational prediction. Such methods could be based on the numerical solution of the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations (RANS), the energy equation and models for the turbulence field. Turbulence modeling is a critical issue and it is known that the widely used linear two-equation models suffer from a too high generation of turbulence and thus heat transfer in stagnating flow fields. This problem may be eliminated or reduced by using more advanced formulations like full Reynolds stress equations or by application of a realizability constraint on the linear two-equation models. In recent years nonlinear formulations of the constitutive relations have emerged and the performance of the two-equation models has been improved. The main reasons for this improvement are the incorporation of variable coefficients in the stress-strain relationship (constitutive retress-strain relationship (constitutive relation) and the ability to capture anistropy in the turbulent normal stresses. The geometries selected for the investigation are idealized to reveal the fundamental issues and enable validation of the considered models with available experimental data. Thus single unconfined round air jets, confined jets with crossflow are considered. The numerical approach is based on the finite volume method and uses a co-located computational grid. Various number of grid points have been used and the grid influence is discussed. The wall adjacent grid points are always placed at a dimensionless distance (y+) less than 0.5 from the heated wall. The considered turbulence models are all so-called low Reynolds number models (both linear and nonlinear ones). A realizability constraint is applied on the linear models to prevent severe over-prediction of the heat transfer at stagnation points. The constraint puts a limit on the time scale for the tubulence field. Anisotropic formulations of the turbulent heat fluxes are discussed some comparative results are considered. Our recent investigations show that linear and non-linear two-equations turbulence models can be used for impinging jet heat transfer predictions with reasonable success. However, the computational results also suggest that an application of a realizability constraint is necessary to avoid overprediction of the stagnation point heat transfer coefficients. For situations with combined forced convection and impingement cooling it was revealed that as the crossflow is squeezed under the jet, the heat transfer coefficient is reduced. (author)

  13. Convective heat transfer around vertical jet fires: an experimental study.

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    Kozanoglu, Bulent; Zárate, Luis; Gómez-Mares, Mercedes; Casal, Joaquim

    2011-12-15

    The convection heat transfer phenomenon in vertical jet fires was experimentally analyzed. In these experiments, turbulent propane flames were generated in subsonic as well as sonic regimes. The experimental data demonstrated that the rate of convection heat transfer increases by increasing the length of the flame. Assuming the solid flame model, the convection heat transfer coefficient was calculated. Two equations in terms of adimensional numbers were developed. It was found out that the Nusselt number attains greater values for higher values of the Rayleigh and Reynolds numbers. On the other hand, the Froude number was analyzed only for the subsonic flames where the Nusselt number grows by this number and the diameter of the orifice. PMID:21962859

  14. Quantification of convective heat transfer inside tree structures

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    Convective heat transfer between a vegetal structure and its surrounding medium remains poorly described. However, for some applications, such as forest fire propagation studies, convective heat transfer is one of the main factors responsible for vertical fire transitions, from ground level to the tree crowns. These fires are the most dangerous because their rates of spread can reach high speeds, around one meter per second. An accurate characterization of this transfer is therefore important for fire propagation modelling. This study presents an attempt to formulate a theoretical modelling of the convective heat transfer coefficient for vegetal structures generated using an Iterated Function Systems (IFS). This model depends on the IFS parameters. The results obtained using this approach were compared with previously computed numerical results in order to evaluate their accuracy. The maximal discrepancies were found to be around 12% which proves the efficiency of the present model.

  15. Forced, combined and natural convections of water in a vertical nine-rod bundle with a square lattice and P/C = 1.5

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    Heat transfer correlations are developed for forced turbulent and laminar, combined, and natural convections of water in a uniformly heated, square arranged, nine-rod bundle having a P/D ratio of 1.5. In all correlations, the heated equivalent diameter is used in all the dimensionless quantities, and the water physical properties are evaluated at the water bulk temperature. In the experiments, Re is varied from 300 to 2.5 X 104, Pr from 4 to 9, Raq from 3 x 106 to 3 x 108 for natural convection and from 5 x 107 to 7 , 108 for combined convection, and Ri from 0.04 to 100. In both upflow and downflow experiments, the transition from forced turbulent to forced laminar convection occurs at ReT = 6,700; while the transition from forced laminar to buoyancy assisted combined convection occurs at Ri = 2.0. Results show that the rod arrangement in the bundle has little effect on the values of Nu in the forced and natural convection regimes. In general, Nu values for the square arranged rod bundle are less than 8% higher and less than 10% lower than those for a triangularly arranged rod bundle in the forced and natural convection regimes, respectively. 16 refs., 7 figs

  16. A contribution to incipient boiling in the case of subcooled boiling with forced convection

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    The literature gives contradictory statements about incipient subcooled boiling. To clear up these contradictions it seems important to study the effect of different thermo- and hydrodynamic parameters, like heating surface load, system pressure, local supercooling, and flowrate. Further influencing quantities investigated here are the concentration dissolved gases and the surface condition of the heat surface. To carry out the experimental investigations a measuring method which has already been used by Mayinger applied. With this method, incipient boiling can be determined as the first measurable heat transfer improvement in comparison with single-phase forced convection. Besides, photographs sould make it possible to give statements on the quantity and size of the bubbles on the heating surface. (orig./GL)

  17. Free convective heat transfer near the critical state

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    Experiments were performed on free convective heat transfer from a horizontal, electrically heated tube (d = 8 mm) to the halocarbon refrigerants R12 (CF2Cl2), R115 (C2F5Cl) and RC318 (C4F8) near the critical state. Density varied from approx. half to twice the critical and one supercritical isotherm. As is partially known, at different bulk fluid states either peaks are found in the heat transfer coefficients as a function of heat flux or a behaviour similar to film boiling or to free convection at far subcritical states is observed. The different results can be explained by analyzing the density - and enthalpy-variation within the fluid near the heated wall. (orig.)

  18. An investigation of turbulent convection heat transfer performance in spiral spring coil inserted tubes

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    This paper presents the results of the experimental investigation on heat transfer and fluid friction characteristics of a class of spiral spring coil used as a tube side forced convection heat transfer augmentation devices. Based on a lot of experimental data, the heat transfer correlation and fluid friction correlation revised by temperature were reached in terms of linear regression. At the same time, proper criteria were used to evaluate the economic performance of the spiral spring inserted tube according to the demand of practical application and some probing analysis were made

  19. Natural convection heat transfer within horizontal spent nuclear fuel assemblies

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    Natural convection heat transfer is experimentally investigated in an enclosed horizontal rod bundle, which characterizes a spent nuclear fuel assembly during dry storage and/or transport conditions. The basic test section consists of a square array of sixty-four stainless steel tubular heaters enclosed within a water-cooled rectangular copper heat exchanger. The heaters are supplied with a uniform power generation per unit length while the surrounding enclosure is maintained at a uniform temperature. The test section resides within a vacuum/pressure chamber in order to subject the assembly to a range of pressure statepoints and various backfill gases. The objective of this experimental study is to obtain convection correlations which can be used in order to easily incorporate convective effects into analytical models of horizontal spent fuel systems, and also to investigate the physical nature of natural convection in enclosed horizontal rod bundles in general. The resulting data consist of: (1) measured temperatures within the assembly as a function of power, pressure, and backfill gas; (2) the relative radiative contribution for the range of observed temperatures; (3) correlations of convective Nusselt number and Rayleigh number for the rod bundle as a whole; and (4) correlations of convective Nusselt number as a function of Rayleigh number for individual rods within the array

  20. Natural convection heat transfer within horizontal spent nuclear fuel assemblies

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    Canaan, R.E.

    1995-12-01

    Natural convection heat transfer is experimentally investigated in an enclosed horizontal rod bundle, which characterizes a spent nuclear fuel assembly during dry storage and/or transport conditions. The basic test section consists of a square array of sixty-four stainless steel tubular heaters enclosed within a water-cooled rectangular copper heat exchanger. The heaters are supplied with a uniform power generation per unit length while the surrounding enclosure is maintained at a uniform temperature. The test section resides within a vacuum/pressure chamber in order to subject the assembly to a range of pressure statepoints and various backfill gases. The objective of this experimental study is to obtain convection correlations which can be used in order to easily incorporate convective effects into analytical models of horizontal spent fuel systems, and also to investigate the physical nature of natural convection in enclosed horizontal rod bundles in general. The resulting data consist of: (1) measured temperatures within the assembly as a function of power, pressure, and backfill gas; (2) the relative radiative contribution for the range of observed temperatures; (3) correlations of convective Nusselt number and Rayleigh number for the rod bundle as a whole; and (4) correlations of convective Nusselt number as a function of Rayleigh number for individual rods within the array.

  1. Convective Heat Transfer In Porous Ceramic Materials

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    Bu?yu?kalaca, Orhan

    1999-01-01

    In this study heat transfer in porous ceramic materials, which offer a potential as an alternative heat transfer medium in a number of systems in which heat transfer takes place, is investigated experimentally. Experiments were performed for five different specimens at various air flow rates and specimen temperatures. The volumetric heat transfer coefficient was determined using the results of the experiments. A characteristic length obtained from the pressure drop data was used in ...

  2. Scaling laws for internally heated mantle convection

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    Hüttig, C. (Christian)

    2010-01-01

    This work presents a new method to simulate mantle convection in a 3D spherical shell with fully spatially varying viscosities. The formulation of the governing equations is based on the finite-volume (FV) method for fully irregular grids using Voronoi-cells. The simulation code is efficiently parallelized for more than 1000 CPUs. A new irregular grid with varying lateral resolution, the spiral grid, was investigated. The discretization method is second-order accurate ...

  3. On the Asymptotic Approach to Thermosolutal Convection in Heated Slow Reactive Boundary Layer Flows

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    Sandile S. Motsa; Precious Sibanda; Stanford Shateyi

    2008-01-01

    The study sought to investigate thermosolutal convection and stability of two dimensional disturbances imposed on a heated boundary layer flow over a semi-infinite horizontal plate composed of a chemical species using a self-consistent asymptotic method. The chemical species reacts as it diffuses into the nearby fluid causing density stratification and inducing a buoyancy force. The existence of significant temperature gradients near the plate surface results in additional buoyancy and decrea...

  4. Heat transfer by natural convection into an horizontal cavity

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    At this thesis it is studied the heat transfer by natural convection in an horizontal cavity, it is involved a boiling's part that is described the regimes and correlations differences for boiling's curve. It is designed a horizontal cavity for realize the experimental part and it's mention from equipment or instrumentation to succeed in a experimentation that permits to realize the analysis of heat transfer, handling as water fluid at atmospheric pressure and where it's present process from natural convection involving part boiling's subcooled. The system consists of heater zone submerged in a horizontal cavity with water. Once part finished experimental with information to obtained it's proceeded to obtain a correlation, realized starting from analysis dimensionless such as: Jakob, Bond and Grasoft (Boiling) besides of knows in natural convection: Prandtl and Nusselt. The mathematical model explains the behavior for natural convection continued part boiling's subcooled. It is realize analysis graphics too where it's show comparing with Globe Dropkin and Catton equations by natural convection with bottom heating. (Author)

  5. Heating of matter by microwaves without convection

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    Draškovi?, Draško

    2012-01-01

    This thesis considers heating of matter by means of microwaves. The most common device that uses micro waves for the heating of matter is the microwave oven. Because of the microwave ovens ubiquity and accessibility there are many articles that address the way it works and in how it heats matter. However, it appears that articles contradict each other in their claims that the heating of the matter is either from the inside or from the outside. What actually means »heating the material in th...

  6. Investigating Convective Heat Transfer with an Iron and a Hairdryer

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    Gonzalez, Manuel I.; Lucio, Jesus H.

    2008-01-01

    A simple experimental set-up to study free and forced convection in undergraduate physics laboratories is presented. The flat plate of a domestic iron has been chosen as the hot surface, and a hairdryer is used to generate an air stream around the plate. Several experiments are proposed and typical numerical results are reported. An analysis and…

  7. Natural convection of heat generating fluid within horizontal cylinder

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    In the fluid accompanied by nuclear fission reaction and radioactive decay, the natural convection occuring through internal heat generation, exerts large influence on the temperature distribution in the fluid and the thermal load distribution on a demarcation wall. Accordingly, for the safety design of tanks storing liquid nuclear fuel or radioactive waste solution it is important to accurately grasp the heat transfer characteristics of this natural convection. In this research, a horizontal circular pipe was taken up, and the examination of natural convection heat transfer was carried out. This system becomes practically important when the rate of heat generation of fluid is large, such as a dump tank for emergency use in a molten salt nuclear reactor. In this research, the Navier-Stokes equation and an energy equation were numerically analyzed by difference calculus, and temperature distribution and velocity distribution were theoretically determined in the range of Rayleigh number of 108, and the effect of various factors on the heat transfer was clarified. The rate of heat transfer was measured by electrically heating dilute NaCl solution, and compared with the theoretical results. (Kako, I.)

  8. RELAP5/MOD3 simulation for steam condensation under forced convection conditions

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    Experimental and theoretical investigations were conducted by a team in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to determine the effects of noncondensable gases on steam condensation under forced convection conditions. The main objective of this study was to determine the condensation heat transfer coefficient of the steam in the presence of noncondensable gases, such as air and helium. In particular, the work was aimed at predicting the in-tube steam condensation rate as applied to the analysis of the isolation condensers of the proposed simplified boiling water reactor. The RELAP5 code uses laminar (Nusselt correlation) and turbulent film condensation (Carpenter ampersand Colburn correlation) heat transfer correlations in the absence of noncondensable gases, whichever is maximum. A reduction factor that is a function of the noncondensable gas concentration is being used to take into account the effect of the noncondensable gas on the condensation heat transfer coefficient. The properties for the gaseous phase are calculated assuming a Gibbs-Dalton mixture of steam and an ideal noncondensable gas. Since the experimental data are limited in the open literature, the MIT experimental program gives us an opportunity to assess the RELAP5 code against the separate-effects test data. The MIT test facility was simulated using the RELAP5 code for steam condensation in the presence of air under forced convection conditions. Thisr under forced convection conditions. This paper presents RELAP5 simulation results of the MIT test facility for various inlet air mass fractions with fixed mixture inlet temperature by comparing with the MIT experimental data

  9. Effect of radiation on the laminar convective heat transfer through a layer of highly porous medium

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    A numerical investigation is reported of the coupled forced convective and radiative transfer through a highly porous medium. The porosity range investigated is high enough that the fluid inertia terms in the momentum equation cannot be neglected; i.e., the simple form of Darcy's law is invalid. The geometry studied is a plane layer of highly porous medium resting on one impermeable boundary and exposed to a two-dimensional laminar external flow field. The objective is to determine the effective overall heat transfer coefficients for such a geometry. The results are applicable to diverse situations, including insulation batts exposed to external flow, the heat loss and drying rates of grain fields and forest areas, and the drying of beds of porous material exposed to convective and radiative heating

  10. Passive techniques for the enhancement of convective heat transfer in single phase duct flow

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    Rainieri, S.; Bozzoli, F.; Cattani, L.

    2014-11-01

    This review presents the main results of the experimental campaign on passive techniques for the enhancement of forced convective single phase heat transfer in ducts, performed in the last years at the Laboratory of the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Parma by the Applied Physics research group. The research was mainly focused on two passive techniques, widely adopted for the thermal processing of medium and high viscosity fluids, based on wall corrugation and on wall curvature. The innovative compound heat transfer enhancement technique that couples together the effect of wall curvature and of wall corrugation has been investigated as well. The research has been mainly focused on understanding the causal relationship between the heat transfer surface modification and the convection enhancement phenomenon, by accounting the effect of the fluid Prandtl number. The pressure loss penalties were also evaluated. The principal results are presented and discussed.

  11. MHD forced and free convection boundary layer flow near the leading edge

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    Magnetohydrodynamic forced and free convection flow of an electrically conducting viscous incompressible fluid past a vertical flat plate with uniform heat flux in the presence of a magnetic field acting normal to the plate that moves with the fluid has been studied near the leading edge of the plate. The coupled non-linear equations are solved by the method of superposition for the values of the Prandtl number ranges from 0.01 to 10.0. The velocity and the temperature profiles are presented graphically and the values of the wall shear-stress as well as the heat transfer rate are presented in tabular form showing the effect of the buoyancy force and the applied magnetic field. To show the accuracy of the present method some typical values are compared with the available one. (author). 17 refs, 3 figs, 2 tabs

  12. Heat transfer mechanisms in bubbly Rayleigh-Bénard convection.

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    Oresta, Paolo; Verzicco, Roberto; Lohse, Detlef; Prosperetti, Andrea

    2009-08-01

    The heat transfer mechanism in Rayleigh-Bénard convection in a liquid with a mean temperature close to its boiling point is studied through numerical simulations with pointlike vapor bubbles, which are allowed to grow or shrink through evaporation and condensation and which act back on the flow both thermally and mechanically. It is shown that the effect of the bubbles is strongly dependent on the ratio of the sensible heat to the latent heat as embodied in the Jakob number Ja. For very small Ja the bubbles stabilize the flow by absorbing heat in the warmer regions and releasing it in the colder regions. With an increase in Ja, the added buoyancy due to the bubble growth destabilizes the flow with respect to single-phase convection and considerably increases the Nusselt number. PMID:19792246

  13. Heat transfer mechanisms in bubbly Rayleigh-Benard convection

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    Oresta, Paolo; Lohse, Detlef; Prosperetti, Andrea

    2008-01-01

    The heat transfer mechanism in Rayleigh-Benard convection in a liquid with a mean temperature close to its boiling point is studied through numerical simulations with point-like vapor bubbles, which are allowed to grow or shrink through evaporation and condensation and which act back on the flow both thermally and mechanically. It is shown that the effect of the bubbles is strongly dependent on the ratio of the sensible heat to the latent heat as embodied in the Jacob number Ja. For very small Ja the bubbles stabilize the flow by absorbing heat in the warmer regions and releasing it in the colder regions. With an increase in Ja, the added buoyancy due to the bubble growth destabilizes the flow with respect to single-phase convection and considerably increases the Nusselt number.

  14. Geothermal Heating, Convective Flow and Ice Thickness on Mars

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    Rosenberg, N. D.; Travis, B. J.; Cuzzi, J.

    2001-01-01

    Our 3D calculations suggest that hydrothermal circulation may occur in the martian regolith and may significantly thin the surface ice layer on Mars at some locations due to the upwelling of warm convecting fluids driven solely by background geothermal heating. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.

  15. Heat convection in a set of three vertical cylinders

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    Experimental results on temperature and heat flow in a set of three vertical cylinders with internal generation of heat, water submerged and in free convection are presented in this work . Temperature distribution, Nusselt number and convective coefficient (h) for each rod, developed for the distance between the axis of cylinders in vertical position, as a consequence of the application of power in its outside, are analyzed. Experimental information about heat transfer by free convection in vertical cylinders and surfaces is analyzed. Information of the several author who have carried out studies about the heat transfer on vertical cylinders was compiled, and the proposed equations with the experimental data obtained in the thermo fluids laboratory of National Institute of Nuclear Research (ININ) were tested. The way in which separation distance, s, distribution temperature array, Nusselt number, and convective coefficient calculated for the proposed channel with the Keyhani, Dutton and experimental equations are tabulated and they are plotted for each power value and for each separation between rods. The scheme of the used equipment and the experimentation description as well as the observations of tests and graphical results are included. (Author)

  16. Time-dependent mixed convection heat transfer from a sphere in a micro-gravity environment

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    A fundamental problem of interest for crystal growth in micro-gravity applications involves the mixed convection heat transfer from a sphere in a uniform flow of fluid at a differing temperature. Under the combined influence of the imposed free stream as well as an induced buoyancy force due to thermal expansion of the fluid, the heat transfer from the sphere will be different from that of either the pure forced convection flow or the pure free convection flow. For the present study, the method of matched asymptotic expansions is applied to the laminar flow problem of an impulsively heated, impulsively started sphere in an originally quiescent fluid. Time series expansions are developed for the dependent variables by acknowledging the existence of two district regions: one, an inner region, near the sphere, in which viscous effects are significant; and two, an outer region in which the fluid may be treated as inviscid. The time series expansions are developed in terms of the Reynolds number and Richardson number (Buoyancy Parameter), and the relevant heat transfer and drag coefficients are calculated and plotted

  17. Mixed convection heat transfer in rotating vertical elliptic ducts

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    Olumuyiwa A. Lasode

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents an investigation into the solution of laminar mixed convective heat transfer in vertical elliptic ducts containing an upward flowing fluid rotating about a parallel axis. The coupled system of normalized conservation equations are solved using a power series expansion in ascending powers of rotational Rayleigh Number, Ratau - a measure of the rate of heating and rotation as the perturbation parameter. The results show the influence of rotational Rayleigh number, Ratau and ...

  18. Relating Convective and Stratiform Rain to Latent Heating

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    Tao, Wei-Kuo; Lang, Stephen; Zeng, Xiping; Shige, Shoichi; Takayabu, Yukari

    2010-01-01

    The relationship among surface rainfall, its intensity, and its associated stratiform amount is established by examining observed precipitation data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Precipitation Radar (PR). The results show that for moderate-high stratiform fractions, rain probabilities are strongly skewed toward light rain intensities. For convective-type rain, the peak probability of occurrence shifts to higher intensities but is still significantly skewed toward weaker rain rates. The main differences between the distributions for oceanic and continental rain are for heavily convective rain. The peak occurrence, as well as the tail of the distribution containing the extreme events, is shifted to higher intensities for continental rain. For rainy areas sampled at 0.58 horizontal resolution, the occurrence of conditional rain rates over 100 mm/day is significantly higher over land. Distributions of rain intensity versus stratiform fraction for simulated precipitation data obtained from cloud-resolving model (CRM) simulations are quite similar to those from the satellite, providing a basis for mapping simulated cloud quantities to the satellite observations. An improved convective-stratiform heating (CSH) algorithm is developed based on two sources of information: gridded rainfall quantities (i.e., the conditional intensity and the stratiform fraction) observed from the TRMM PR and synthetic cloud process data (i.e., latent heating, eddy heat flux convergence, and radiative heating/cooling) obtained from CRM simulations of convective cloud systems. The new CSH algorithm-derived heating has a noticeably different heating structure over both ocean and land regions compared to the previous CSH algorithm. Major differences between the new and old algorithms include a significant increase in the amount of low- and midlevel heating, a downward emphasis in the level of maximum cloud heating by about 1 km, and a larger variance between land and ocean in the new CSH algorithm.

  19. Optimisation of convective heat dissipation from ventilated brake discs

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    Galindo-Lopez, Carlos Hannover

    2009-01-01

    Fast heat dissipation from brake discs is sought in current vehicles, where high power braking duties demand harmonic combination of strength, (undamped) disc mass and cooling abilities for a wide speed range. This work analyses the convective heat dissipation from ventilated brake discs and proposes means for its optimisation. The focus of research is the ventilation geometry of a standard brake disc with an outer diameter of 434mm and radial channels of 101mm in length. After...

  20. Radiative effects on forced convection flows in micropolar fluids with variable viscosity

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    The interaction of forced convection and thermal radiation during the flow of a surface moving continuously in a flowing stream of micropolar fluid with variable viscosity is studied. Two cases are considered: one corresponding to a plane surface moving in parallel with the free stream, the other to a surface moving in the opposite direction to the free stream. The Rosseland approximation is used to describe the radiative heat flux in the energy equation. The viscosity of the fluid is taken as a function of temperature. (author)

  1. Experimental study on forced convective hat transfer of flowing gas-solid suspensions at high temperature

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    The results of an experimental study of the forced convective heat transfer of flowing gas-solid suspensions at high temperature are presented. Results are reported for helium-graphite mixtures which are electrically heated with a constant wall temperature condition up to T sub(W) = 1173K, flowing upward through a vertical circular tube; entering gas Reynolds number R sub(ei) ranged from 1.0 x 104 to 2.0 x 104, particle loading ratio GAMMA reached about 4. The following conclusions are drawn from the current study. i) In the case of R sub(ei) = 1.0 x 104, the Nusselt numbers of the forced convective heat transfer of gas solid suspensions, N sub(ub), based on local bulk properties increase monotonously with increase in the loading ratio GAMMA. On the other hand, in the runs of R sub(ei) = 1.5 x 104 and 2.0 x 104, the Nusselt numbers of suspensions, N sub(ub), have a minimum value at low solid loadings. ii) The ratio of the Nusselt number of the suspension to that of gas alone increases considerably as the wall temperatures increase. (author)

  2. Environmental Forcing of Super Typhoon Paka's (1997) Latent Heat Structure

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    Rodgers, Edward B.; Olson, William; Halverson, Jeff; Simpson, Joanne; Pierce, Harold

    1999-01-01

    The distribution and intensity of total (i.e., combined stratified and convective processes) rainrate/latent heat release (LHR) were derived for tropical cyclone Paka during the period 9-21 December, 1997 from the F-10, F-11, F-13, and F-14 Defense Meteorological Satellite Special Sensor Microwave/Imager and the Tropical Rain Measurement Mission Microwave Imager observations. These observations were frequent enough to capture three episodes of inner core convective bursts that preceded periods of rapid intensification and a convective rainband (CRB) cycle. During these periods of convective bursts, satellite sensors revealed that the rainrates/LHR: 1) increased within the inner eye wall region; 2) were mainly convectively generated (nearly a 65% contribution), 3) propagated inwards; 4) extended upwards within the middle and upper-troposphere, and 5) became electrically charged. These factors may have caused the eye wall region to become more buoyant within the middle and upper-troposphere, creating greater cyclonic angular momentum, and, thereby, warming the center and intensifying the system. Radiosonde measurements from Kwajalein Atoll and Guam, sea surface temperature observations, and the European Center for Medium Range Forecast analyses were used to examine the necessary and sufficient condition for initiating and maintaining these inner core convective bursts. For example, the necessary conditions such as the atmospheric thermodynamics (i.e., cold tropopause temperatures, moist troposphere, and warm SSTs [greater than 26 deg]) suggested that the atmosphere was ideal for Paka's maximum potential intensity (MPI) to approach super-typhoon strength. Further, Paka encountered weak vertical wind shear (less than 15 m/s ) before interacting with the westerlies on 21 December. The sufficient conditions, on the other hand, appeared to have some influence on Paka's convective burst, but the horizontal moisture flux convergence values in the outer core were weaker than some of the previously examined tropical cyclones. Also, the upper tropospheric outflow generation of eddy relative angular momentum flux convergence was 4D much less than that found during moderate tropical cyclone/trough interaction. These results indicated how important the external necessary condition and the internal forcing (i.e., CRB cycle) were in generating Paka's convective bursts as compared to the external sufficient forcing mechanisms found in higher latitude tropical cyclones. Later, as Paka began to interact with the westerlies, both the necessary (i.e., strong vertical shear and colder SSTs) and sufficient (i.e., dry air intrusion) external forcing mechanisms helped to decrease Paka's rainrate.

  3. Forced and thermocapillary convection in silicon Czochralski crystal growth in semispherical crucible

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    In order to understand the influence of a semispherical crucible geometry combined with different convection modes as a thermocapillary convection, natural convection and forced convection, induced by crystal rotation, on melt flow pattern in silicon Czochralski crystal growth process, a set of numerical simulations are conducted using Fluent Software. We solve the system of equations of heat and momentum transfer in classical geometry as cylindrical and modified crystal growth process geometry as cylindro-spherical. In addition, we adopt hypothesis adapted to boundary conditions near the interface and calculations are executed to determine temperature, pressure and velocity fields versus Grashof and Reynolds numbers. The analysis of the obtained results led to conclude that there is advantage to modify geometry in comparison with the traditional one. The absence of the stagnation regions of fluid in the hemispherical crucible corner and the possibility to control the melt flow using the crystal rotation enhances the quality of the process comparatively to the cylindrical one. The pressure field is strongly related to the swirl velocity.

  4. Experimental investigation of convective heat transfer of Al2O3/water nanofluid in circular tube

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    Nanofluids are suspensions of metallic or nonmetallic nanopowders in base liquid and can be employed to increase heat transfer rate in various applications. In this work laminar flow forced convection heat transfer of Al2O3/water nanofluid inside a circular tube with constant wall temperature was investigated experimentally. The Nusselt numbers of nanofluids were obtained for different nanoparticle concentrations as well as various Peclet and Reynolds numbers. Experimental results emphasize the enhancement of heat transfer due to the nanoparticles presence in the fluid. Heat transfer coefficient increases by increasing the concentration of nanoparticles in nanofluid. The increase in heat transfer coefficient due to presence of nanoparticles is much higher than the prediction of single phase heat transfer correlation used with nanofluid properties

  5. The effects of magnetic field on forced and free convection flow

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    Abdel-Khalek, M M

    2003-01-01

    The effects of magnetic field and permeability of the porous medium on unsteady forced and free convection flow past an infinite vertical porous plate have been studied when the temperature of the plate is oscillating with time about a constant nonzero mean value and in the presence of temperature dependent heat source. The governing equations for the hydromagnetic fluid flow and the heat transfer are solved subject to the relevant boundary conditions. The perturbation technique is used to obtain expressions for velocity field, skin friction and Nusselt number. Also, the effects of magnetic parameter, heat source parameter, suction parameter and permeability of porous medium on velocity field, skin friction and Nusselt number are discussed.

  6. Turbulent forced convection of nanofluid in a wavy channel using two phase model

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    Manavi, Seyed Alborz; Ramiar, Abas; Ranjbar, Ali Akbar

    2014-05-01

    Two phase mixture model is used to numerically simulate the turbulent forced convection of Al2O3-Water nanofluid in a channel with corrugated wall under constant heat flux. Both mixture and single phase models are implemented to study the nanofluid flow in such a geometry and the results have been compared. The effects of the volume fraction of nanoparticles, Reynolds number and amplitude of the wavy wall on the rate of heat transfer are investigated. The results showed that with increasing the volume fraction of nanoparticles, Reynolds number and amplitude of wall waves, the rate of heat transfer increases. Also the results showed that the mixture model yields to higher Nusselt numbers than the single phase model in a similar case.

  7. Anomalous heat transport and condensation in convection of cryogenic helium.

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    Urban, Pavel; Schmoranzer, David; Hanzelka, Pavel; Sreenivasan, Katepalli R; Skrbek, Ladislav

    2013-05-14

    When a hot body A is thermally connected to a cold body B, the textbook knowledge is that heat flows from A to B. Here, we describe the opposite case in which heat flows from a colder but constantly heated body B to a hotter but constantly cooled body A through a two-phase liquid-vapor system. Specifically, we provide experimental evidence that heat flows through liquid and vapor phases of cryogenic helium from the constantly heated, but cooler, bottom plate of a Rayleigh-Bénard convection cell to its hotter, but constantly cooled, top plate. The bottom plate is heated uniformly, and the top plate is cooled by heat exchange with liquid helium maintained at 4.2 K. Additionally, for certain experimental conditions, a rain of helium droplets is detected by small sensors placed in the cell at about one-half of its height. PMID:23576759

  8. Effects of variable suction and thermophoresis on steady MHD combined free-forced convective heat and mass transfer flow over a semi-infinite permeable inclined plate in the presence of thermal radiation

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    Alam, M.S.; Rahman, M.M. [Department of Mathematics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000 (Bangladesh); Sattar, M.A. [Department of Computer Science and Engineering, North South University, 12 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka-1213 (Bangladesh)

    2008-06-15

    A two-dimensional steady MHD mixed convection and mass transfer flow over a semi-infinite porous inclined plate in the presence of thermal radiation with variable suction and thermophoresis has been analyzed numerically. The governing fundamental equations are approximated by a system of non-linear locally similar ordinary differential equations which are solved numerically by applying Nachtsheim-Swigert shooting iteration technique along with sixth-order Runge-Kutta integration scheme. Favorable comparison with previously published work is performed. Numerical results for the dimensionless velocity, temperature and concentration profiles as well as for the skin-friction coefficient, wall heat transfer and particle deposition rate are obtained and displayed graphically for pertinent parameters to show interesting aspects of the solutions. (author)

  9. Convective Heat Transfer Scaling of Ignition Delay and Burning Rate with Heat Flux and Stretch Rate in the Equivalent Low Stretch Apparatus

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    Olson, Sandra

    2011-01-01

    To better evaluate the buoyant contributions to the convective cooling (or heating) inherent in normal-gravity material flammability test methods, we derive a convective heat transfer correlation that can be used to account for the forced convective stretch effects on the net radiant heat flux for both ignition delay time and burning rate. The Equivalent Low Stretch Apparatus (ELSA) uses an inverted cone heater to minimize buoyant effects while at the same time providing a forced stagnation flow on the sample, which ignites and burns as a ceiling fire. Ignition delay and burning rate data is correlated with incident heat flux and convective heat transfer and compared to results from other test methods and fuel geometries using similarity to determine the equivalent stretch rates and thus convective cooling (or heating) rates for those geometries. With this correlation methodology, buoyant effects inherent in normal gravity material flammability test methods can be estimated, to better apply the test results to low stretch environments relevant to spacecraft material selection.

  10. Characterizing convective heat transfer using infrared thermography and the heated-thin-foil technique

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    STAFFORD, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V.

    2009-01-01

    Convective heat transfer, due to axial flow fans impinging air onto a heated flat plate, is investigated with infrared thermography to assess the heated-thin-foil technique commonly used to quantify two-dimensional heat transfer performance. Flow conditions generating complex thermal profiles have been considered in the analysis to account for dominant sources of error in the technique. Uncertainties were obtained in the measured variables and the influences on the resultant heat transfer dat...

  11. Heat transfer in liquid metal heat exchangers at mixed convection in an intertube space

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    Results of complex calculation-theoretical and experimental study of heat transfer in fast liquid metal reactor heat exchangers are presented. Formulas to calculate coefficients of effective heat conductivity in three-component media and heat transfer to liquid metal and gaseous coolants, when they flow around a tube bundle at an angle, are obtained. The main complex criteria for similarity of temperature fields in model and full-scale heat exchangers during on-coming and following convections are clarified. Heat transfer coefficients on a stabilized section for corridor and staggered arrangement of tubes is a bundle are obtained experimentally. The boundary of recirculation modes and degree of capacity decrease during mixed convection are established mixed convection are established

  12. Mixed convection film condensation from downward flowing vapors onto a sphere with uniform wall heat flux

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    Hsu, C. H.; Yang, S. A.

    A model is developed for the study of mixed convection film condensation from downward flowing vapors onto a sphere with uniform wall heat flux. The model combined natural convection dominated and forced convection dominated film condensation, including effects of pressure gradient and interfacial vapor shear drag has been investigated and solved numerically. The separation angle of the condensate film layer, ?s is also obtained for various pressure gradient parameters, P* and their corresponding dimensionless Grashof 's parameters, Gr*. Besides, the effect of P* on the dimensionless mean heat transfer, will remain almost uniform with increasing P* until for various corresponding available values of Gr*. Meanwhile, the dimensionless mean heat transfer, is increasing significantly with Gr* for its corresponding available values of P*. For pure natural-convection film condensation, is obtained. Zusammenfassung Es wird ein Modell zur Untersuchung der Mischkonvektion bei Filmkondensation von Dämpfen an einer Kugel entwickelt, die unter gleichförmigen Wärmefluß daran abwärts strömen. Das Modell verbindet die durch natürliche und durch erzwungene Konvektion bewirkte Filmkondensation unter Einschluß von aus einem Druckgradienten resultierenden Effekten sowie von Dampfschubspannungen an der Phasengrenze. Die numerische Lösung liefert den Separationswinkel des Kondensatfilms ?s für verschiedene Druckgradienten-Parameter P* und zugehörige Grashof-Parameter Gr*. Der Einfluß von P* auf den mittleren Wärmeübergangsparameter bleibt bis ziemlich gering, auch wenn Gr* zwischen 0.01 und 100 variiert. Für reine natürliche Filmkondensation erhält man:

  13. Spatiotemporal Variations in Cloud-Top Momentum Flux of Convective Gravity Waves Including Nonlinear Forcing Effects

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    Kang, Min-Jee; Chun, Hye-Yeong; Preusse, Peter; Ern, Manfred

    2015-04-01

    Cloud-top momentum flux (CTMF) of a convective gravity wave (CGW) parameterization by Choi and Chun is calculated using the NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) data during 7 years (2003-2009) with a horizontal resolution of 1° latitude x 1° longitude and an hourly temporal resolution. CGWs are generated by both diabatic forcing and nonlinear forcing, and in this study, two sets of CTMF are calculated considering CGW generated exclusively by diabatic forcing (DF) and by both forcing mechanisms (CTL). In DF, CTMF shows strong peak near the equator and winter extratropics in association with storm-track region, while in CTL, the total amount of CTMF is reduced compared with DF due to the cancellation between the diabatic forcing and nonlinear forcing. Nonlinear forcing effect is included in the CTMF calculation based on the nonlinearity factor (NF) of thermally induced internal gravity waves, which is determined by diabatic heating rate, wind, and stability in the convective region. NF is relatively large near the equator where major convection exists, and this can be one of factors to lead unexpected small values of GWMF near the equator, which has been revealed in recent reports of the satellite observations. For comparison with satellite observation, GWMF estimated from the HIRDLS observation is used during 2005-2007. In Asian Monsoon region, HIRDLS GWMF at z = 25 km shows clearly small values in 2006, while convective sources and CTMF are generally similar to the three years. To understand this result, CGW momentum flux at 25 km (CGWMF25) is estimated from CTMF, considering exclusively the critical-level filtering by the background wind from the cloud top to z = 25 km. CGWMF25 in 2006 is smaller than other two years in JJA equatorward of 10°, associated with different QBO phase that can filter out a large portion of the positive momentum flux of CTMF in the stratosphere. The QBO filtering effect is not evident poleward of 10°, and thus interannual variation in CGWMF25 in the Asian Monsoon region, which is clearly evident in HIRDLS, is not clearly shown. Potential sources of this discrepancy will be presented in the conference.

  14. Origin of Knudsen forces on heated microbeams

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    Zhu, Taishan

    2010-09-09

    The presented work probes the fundamentals of Knudsen forces. Using the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method, the flows induced by temperature inhomogeneity within a representative configuration and the Knudsen force acting on a heated microbeam are captured as functions of Knudsen number in the entire flow regime. Both flow strength and Knudsen force peak in the transition regime and negative Knudsen force absent in experimental data is observed. The mechanisms of the thermally induced flows and Knudsen forces are studied. It has been found that thermal edge flow is the main driven source for the formation of the Knudsen force on microbeams and domain configuration plays an important role in the process.

  15. Second Law Analysis in Convective Heat and Mass Transfer

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    A. Ben Brahim

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the numerical determination of the entropy generation due to heat transfer, mass transfer and fluid friction in steady state for laminar double diffusive convection, in an inclined enclosure with heat and mass diffusive walls, by solving numerically the mass, momentum, species conservation and energy balance equations, using a Control Volume Finite-Element Method. The influences of the inclination angle, the thermal Grashof number and the buoyancy ratio on total entropy generation were investigated. The irreversibilities localization due to heat transfer, mass transfer and fluid friction is discussed for three inclination angles at a fixed thermal Grashof number.

  16. Dendrite growth under forced convection: analysis methods and experimental tests

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    Alexandrov, D. V.; Galenko, P. K.

    2014-08-01

    An analysis is given of the nonisothermal growth of a dendrite crystal under forced fluid flow in a binary system. The theoretical model utilized employs a free moving crystal–liquid interface and makes use of the Oseen approximation for the equations of motion of the liquid. A criterion for the stable growth of two-dimensional and three-dimensional parabolic dendrites is derived under the assumption of an anisotropic surface tension at the crystal–liquid interface, which generalizes the previous known results for the stable growth of a dendrite with convection in a one-component fluid and for the growth of a dendrite in a two-component system at rest. The criterion obtained within the Oseen hydrodynamic approximation is extended to arbitrary Peclet numbers and dendrite growth with convection in a nonisothermal multicomponent system. Model predictions are compared with experimental data on crystal growth kinetics in droplets processed in electromagnetic and electrostatic levitation facilities. Theoretical and simulation methods currently being developed are applied to crystallization processes under earthly and reduced gravity conditions.

  17. Dendrite growth under forced convection: analysis methods and experimental tests

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    An analysis is given of the nonisothermal growth of a dendrite crystal under forced fluid flow in a binary system. The theoretical model utilized employs a free moving crystal–liquid interface and makes use of the Oseen approximation for the equations of motion of the liquid. A criterion for the stable growth of two-dimensional and three-dimensional parabolic dendrites is derived under the assumption of an anisotropic surface tension at the crystal–liquid interface, which generalizes the previous known results for the stable growth of a dendrite with convection in a one-component fluid and for the growth of a dendrite in a two-component system at rest. The criterion obtained within the Oseen hydrodynamic approximation is extended to arbitrary Peclet numbers and dendrite growth with convection in a nonisothermal multicomponent system. Model predictions are compared with experimental data on crystal growth kinetics in droplets processed in electromagnetic and electrostatic levitation facilities. Theoretical and simulation methods currently being developed are applied to crystallization processes under earthly and reduced gravity conditions. (reviews of topical problems)

  18. Free and forced convective-diffusion solutions by finite element methods

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    Several free and forced convective-diffusion examples are solved and compared to either laboratory experiment or closed-form analysis. The problems solved illustrate the application of finite element methods to both strongly-coupled and weakly-coupled velocity and temperature fields governed by the steady-state momentum and energy equations. Special attention is given to internal forced convection with temperature-dependent viscosity and free convection within an enclosure

  19. Final Technical Report for "Radiative Heating Associated with Tropical Convective Cloud Systems: Its Importance at Meso and Global Scales"

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    Schumacher, Courtney

    2012-12-13

    Heating associated with tropical cloud systems drive the global circulation. The overall research objectives of this project were to i) further quantify and understand the importance of heating in tropical convective cloud systems with innovative observational techniques, and ii) use global models to determine the large-scale circulation response to variability in tropical heating profiles, including anvil and cirrus cloud radiative forcing. The innovative observational techniques used a diversity of radar systems to create a climatology of vertical velocities associated with the full tropical convective cloud spectrum along with a dissection of the of the total heating profile of tropical cloud systems into separate components (i.e., the latent, radiative, and eddy sensible heating). These properties were used to validate storm-scale and global climate models (GCMs) and were further used to force two different types of GCMs (one with and one without interactive physics). While radiative heating was shown to account for about 20% of the total heating and did not have a strong direct response on the global circulation, the indirect response was important via its impact on convection, esp. in how radiative heating impacts the tilt of heating associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), a phenomenon that accounts for most tropical intraseasonal variability. This work shows strong promise in determining the sensitivity of climate models and climate processes to heating variations associated with cloud systems.

  20. Mixed convection boundary layer flow over a vertical cylinder with prescribed surface heat flux

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    The steady mixed convection boundary layer flow along a vertical cylinder with prescribed surface heat flux is investigated in this study. The free stream velocity and the surface heat flux are assumed to vary linearly with the distance from the leading edge. Both the case of the buoyancy forces assisting and opposing the development of the boundary layer are considered. Similarity equations are derived, their solutions being dependent on the mixed convection parameter, the curvature parameter, as well as of the Prandtl number. Dual solutions are found to exist for both buoyancy assisting and opposing flows. It is also found that the boundary layer separation is delayed for a cylinder compared to a flat plate

  1. Evaporation of a binary liquid film by forced convection

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    Nasr Abdelaziz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with a numerical analysis of the evaporation of a thin binary liquid film by forced convection inside a channel constituted by two parallel plates. The first plate is externally insulated and wetted by a thin water ethylene glycol film while the second is dry and isothermal. The liquid mixture consists of water (the more volatile component and ethylene glycol while the gas mixture has three components: dry air, water vapour and ethylene-glycol vapour. The set of non linear and coupled equations expressing the conservation of mass, momentum, energy and species in the liquid and gas mixtures is solved numerically using a finite difference method. Results concerns with the effects of inlet ambience conditions and the inlet liquid concentration of ethylene glycol on the distribution of the temperature, concentrations profiles and the axial variation of the evaporation rate of species i.

  2. Extinction transition in bacterial colonies under forced convection

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    Neicu, T; Larochelle, D A; Kudrolli, A

    2000-01-01

    We report the spatio-temporal response of {\\it Bacillus subtilis} growing on a nutrient-rich layer of agar to ultra-violet (UV) radiation. Below a crossover temperature, the bacteria are confined to regions that are shielded from UV radiation. A forced convection of the population is effected by rotating a UV radiation shield relative to the petri dish. The extinction speed at which the bacterial colony lags behind the shield is found to be qualitatively similar to the front velocity of the colony growing in the absence of the hostile environment as predicted by the model of Dahmen, Nelson and Shnerb. A quantitative comparison is not possible without considering the slow dynamics and the time-dependent interaction of the population with the hostile environment.

  3. Investigation of the convective heat transfer in waterbased Alumina nanofluid

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    Zhou, Sheng-Qi; Ni, Rui; Xia, Ke-Qing

    2008-11-01

    Recent research has suggested that nanofluids have great potential in thermal applications due to their significantly high thermal conductivity [1]. But the buoyancy- driven convective flow would play an important role in the heat transport process. We have conducted an experimental measurement of the convective heat transfer in water-based Al2O3 nanofluid in a cylindrical cell (19 cm in both height and diameter). The nominal diameter of Al2O3 particle is 45 nm. At the fixed heating power, Q =513 W, it has been found that the convective heat transfer coefficient (h=Q/?T, ?T is the temperature difference across the cell.) decreases to 2% when the volume fraction of nanoparticle, ?, increases from 0.03% to 1.1%. At ?=1.1%, we examined the relationship between Nusselt number (Nu) and Rayleigh number (Ra) of nanofluid. It has been found that the Nu-Ra scaling of nanofluid follows that of pure water at higher Ra (>3x10^9). At lower Ra (<3x10^9), a deviation occurs, and it becomes more pronounced with decreasing Ra.// [1]. J. A. Eastman et. al., Annu. Rev. Mater. Res. 34 219, (2004).

  4. Forced convection of ammonia. 2. part.: gaseous ammonia - very high wall temperatures (1000 to 3000 K)

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    Heat transfer coefficients and pressure drop of gaseous ammonia in forced convection are experimentally determined. The fluid flows (mass flow rate 0.6 to 2.4 g/s) in a long tungsten tube (di = 2.8 mm, de = 5.1 mm, L = 700 mm) electrically heated. The temperature of the wall reaches 3000 deg. K and the fluid 2500 deg. K; maximum heat flux 530 w/cm2. Ammonia is completely dissociated and the power necessary for dissociation reaches 30 per cent of the total power exchanged. Inlet pressure varies between 6 and 16 bars and the maximum pressure drop in the tube reaches 15 bars. Two regimes of dissociation have been shown: catalytic and homogeneous and the variation of dissociation along the length of the tube is studied. The measured heat transfer coefficients may be about 10 times these calculated by the means of classical formulae. A correlation of experimental results using enthalpy as a driving force for heat transmission is presented. Pressure drops may be calculated by the means of a classical friction factor. (authors)

  5. A correlation for natural convection heat transfer from inclined plate-finned heat sinks

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    Steady-state natural convection heat transfer from inclined plate-finned heat sinks to air is numerically investigated by using an experimentally validated model. The heat sinks with parallel arrangement of uniform rectangular cross section plate fins are inclined from the vertical in both forward and backward directions in order to investigate the effect of inclination on convection. Our previously validated numerical model for vertically oriented heat sinks is directly used without changing any model parameters, but only by varying the direction of the gravitational acceleration to create the effect of inclination. The flow and temperature fields are resolved using a finite volume computational fluid dynamics code. Performing a large number of simulations for the heat sink base inclination angles of ±4°, ±10°, ±20°, ±30°, ±45°, ±60°, ?65°, ?70°, ±75°, ±80°, ±85°, ±90° from the vertical, the dependence of the convective heat-transfer rate to the inclination angle and Rayleigh number is investigated. Scale analyses are performed in order to generalize estimates for the convection heat-transfer rates. A single correlation is suggested and shown to be valid for a very wide range of angles from ?60° (upward) to +80° (downward) in a wide range of Rayleigh numbers from 0 to 2 × 108. -- Highlights: ? Natural convection heat transfer from inclined plate-finned heat sinks is investigated. ? A correlation for estimating convection heat-transfer rates is suggested. ? The correlation is shown to be valid in a very wide range of angles, ?60° ? ? ? +80°. ? The correlation is verified with all available experimental data in literature. ? Flow separation and fin height play the most significant roles at high inclinations

  6. Natural convection in vertical heat-generating porous annuli

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    In recent years, natural convection in porous media induced by internal heat generation has received considerable attention for its important applications in many geophysical and energy related engineering problems. These include, but are not limited to, heat removal from fuel debris in nuclear reactors, underground disposal of radioactive materials, and exothermic chemical reactions in packed-bed reactors. Recently, Beukema et al. (1984) studied natural convection in porous media with internal heat generation from the metabolism of the agricultural products confined in an isothermally cooled parallelepiped. Other existing reports on this topic focused mostly on a rectangular enclosure with two types of boundary conditions, i.e., cooled at the horizontal boundaries or at the side walls. However, a heat generating porous annulus frequently encountered in many engineering practices has not received much attention. Furthermore, there appears to be no studies on the non-Darcy effects for the case of a heat generating porous medium. The purpose of the paper is to numerically investigate the heat transfer process occurring in porous annuli by taking both inertial and viscous into account

  7. Heat flux intensification by vortical flow localization in rotating convection

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    Kunnen, R.P.J.; Clercx, H. J. H.; Geurts, B.J.

    2006-01-01

    The effect of rotation on turbulent convective flow between parallel plates has been assessed with direct numerical simulations. With increasing rotation-rate an interesting transition is observed in the vertical-velocity skewness. This transition indicates a localization of motion directed away from the wall and correlates well with changes observed in the heat flux, as well as in the thermal and viscous boundary layer thicknesses. The formation of localized intense vortical structures provi...

  8. Experimental investigation of forced-convection in a finned rhombic tube of the flat-plate solar collectors

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    Taherian, Hessam; Yazdanshenas, Eshagh

    2006-01-01

    Due to scarcity of literature on forced-convection heat transfer in a solar collector with rhombic cross-section absorbing tubes, a series of experiments was arranged and conducted to determine heat transfer coefficient. In this study, a typical rhombic cross-section finned tube of flat-plate collectors used as the test section. Two correlations were proposed for the Nusselt number as a function of the Reynolds number and the Prandtl number based on hydraulic diameter for various heat fluxes. The temperature distribution along the finned tube for the fluid and the wall were also illustrated.

  9. Natural convection heat transfer in partially open enclosures containing an internal local heat source

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    V. C. Mariani; L. S. Coelho

    2007-01-01

    A numerical study was conducted to investigate steady heat transfer and flow phenomena of natural convection of air in enclosures, with three aspect ratios (H/W = 1, 2, and 4), within which there is a local heat source on the bottom wall at three different positions, Wh. This heat source occupies 1% of the total volume of the enclosure. The vertical walls in the enclosures are insulated and there is an opening on the right wall. The natural convection is influenced by the difference in temper...

  10. Convective Heat Transfer Analysis in Fluid Flow with Turbulence Promoters with Heat Pipes

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    Theodor Mateescu

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The present paper proposes the analysis and the simulation of the convection heat transfer into the fluid flow with turbulence promoters utilizing heat pipes. The study is based on the necesity of the unconventional energy forms capitalization, increasing of the energy efficiency and leads to the energy consumtion decrease in concordance with the sustainable development concept.

  11. On the Development of the Convective Boundary Layer in a Shear-Free Thermally Forced Stably Stratified Fluid Setting: a 2D and 3D Experimental Investigation Using Image Analysis Techniques Coupled with Temperature Measurements

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    DORE, VALENTINA

    2010-01-01

    The motion of buoyancy driven plumes is, on all scales, the most common heat and momentum transfer mechanism in geophysical flows, well known as Free Convection. Similarly, density stratification due to heating inequalities is also an ordinary scenario in nature. Free Convection phenomenon coupled with a density stratified fluid setting leads to the so-called Penetrative Free Convection (PFC). When a fluid, in static equilibrium, is stably stratified a thermal forcing can produce an unstable ...

  12. Convective transfers; Transferts convectifs

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    Accary, G.; Raspo, I.; Bontoux, P. [Aix-Marseille-3 Univ. Paul Cezanne, CNRS, Lab. MSNM-GP UMR 6181, 13 - Marseille (France); Zappoli, B. [Centre National d' Etudes Spatiales (CNES), 31 - Toulouse (France); Polidori, G.; Fohanno, S. [Laboratoire de Thermomecanique, 51 - Reims (France); Hirata, S.C.; Goyeau, B.; Gobin, D. [Paris-6 et Paris-11 Univ., FAST-UMR CNRS 7608, 91 - Orsay (France); Cotta, R.M. [UFRJ/LTTC/PEM/EE/COPPE, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Perrin, L.; Reulet, P.; Micheli, F.; Millan, P. [Office National d' Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA), 31 - Toulouse (France); Menard, V. [France Telecom R and D, 22 - Lannion (France); Benkhelifa, A.; Penot, F. [Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique et d' Aerotechnique (ENSMA), Lab. d' Etudes Thermiques, UMR CNRS 6608, 86 - Poitiers (France); Ng Wing Tin, M.; Haquet, J.F.; Journeau, C. [CEA Cadarache (DEN/DTN/STRI/LMA), Lab. d' Essais pour la Maitrise des Accidents Graves, 13 - Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Naffouti, T.; Hammani, M.; Ben Maad, R. [Faculte des Sciences de Tunis, Lab. d' Energetique et des Transferts Thermique et Massique, Dept. de Physique, Tunis (Tunisia); Zinoubi, J. [Institut Preparatoire aux Etudes d' Ingenieurs de Nabeul (Tunisia); Menard, V.; Le Masson, S.; Nortershauser, D. [France Telecom R and D, 22 - Lannion (France); Stitou, A.; Perrin, L.; Millan, P. [ONERA, 31 - Toulouse (France)

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    This session about convective transfers gathers 31 articles dealing with: numerical study of the hydrodynamic stability of a bottom heated supercritical fluid layer; establishment of laminar-turbulent transition criteria of free convection dynamic and thermal boundary layers; heat transfer changes in free convection by mechanical and thermal disturbances; natural convection stability in partially porous horizontal layers; experimental characterization of the dynamic and thermal aspects of a natural convection flow inside a confined space; determination of transitions towards non-stationary natural convection inside a differentially heated inclined cavity; interface temperatures for the convection of fluids with variable viscosity; influence of the height of a vertical cylinder on the flow resulting from a plume-thermosyphon interaction; simultaneous measurement of dynamic and thermal fields by thermo-chromic liquid crystals in natural convection; numerical simulation of turbulent natural convection flows inside a heated room; numerical and experimental study of mixed convection heat transfer inside an axisymmetrical network; analysis of laminar flow instabilities in assisted mixed convection; entropy generation in mixed convection; thermal and mass convection in non-stationary regime inside a ventilated cavity; study of a low Reynolds number mixed convection flow; numerical study of a convective flow inside a rotating annular cavity; study of the dynamical behaviour of a transient mixed convection flow inside a thick vertical duct; internal laminar convection: selection criteria for the identification of natural, mixed or forced regimes; turbulent flow and convection heat transfer inside a channel with corrugated walls; study of the impact of an axisymmetrical jet on a concave wall; modeling of volume irreversibilities of turbulent forced convection; numerical study of forced convection irreversibilities around a network of cylindrical tubes; estimation of the exchange coefficient of a mobile cylinder impacted by a water jet - study of single-phase forced convection; second order modeling of the thermal field of an homogenous turbulence; numerical study of the effect of a periodical disturbance on the dynamical structure of the flow downstream of a descending step; numerical study of flows and heat transfers inside the air gap of a rotating machine; dynamical and thermal characteristics of boundary layers inside a turbulent Poiseuille flow with low flow rate ratio downstream of a T-junction; study of convective transfers at the inlet of a cylindrical tube with a low shape ratio (L/D = 8); experimental study of convective transfers in a rotor/stator system subjected to a air flux; correction of the strength and heat flux transferred by a moving cylinder between two parallel planes in Stokes-type regime; algebraic model for the forecasting of turbulent heat fluxes. (J.S.)

  13. Silk cocoon drying in forced convection type solar dryer

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    The thin layer silk cocoon drying was studied in a forced convection type solar dryer. The drying chamber was provided with several trays on which the cocoons loaded in thin layer. The hot air generated in the solar air heater was forced into drying chamber to avoid the direct exposure of sunlight and UV radiation on cocoons. The drying air temperature varied from 50 to 75 oC. The cocoon was dried from the initial moisture content of about 60-12% (wb). The drying data was fitted to thin layer drying models. Drying behaviour of the silk cocoon was best fitted with the Wang and Singh drying model. Good agreement was obtained between predicted and experimental values. Quality of the cocoons dried in the solar dryer was at par with the cocoons dried in the conventional electrical oven dryer in term of the silk yield and strength of the silk. Saving of electrical energy was about 0.75 kWh/kg cocoons dried. Economic analysis indicated that the NPV of the solar dryer was higher and more stable (against escalation rate of electricity) as compare to the same for electrical oven dryer. Due to simplicity in design and construction and significant saving of operational electrical energy, solar cocoon dryer seems to be a viable option.

  14. Convective Heat and Mass Transfer in Rotating Disk Systems

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    Shevchuk, Igor V

    2009-01-01

    The book describes results of investigations of a series of convective heat and mass transfer problems in rotating-disk systems, namely, over free rotating disks, under conditions of transient heat transfer, solid- body rotation of fluid, orthogonal flow impingement onto a disk, swirl radial flow between parallel co-rotating disks, in cone-disk systems and for Prandtl and Schmidt numbers larger than unity. Methodology used included integral methods, self-similar and approximate analytical solutions, as well as CFD. The book is aimed at the professional audience of academic researchers, industr

  15. Optimal Heat Transport in Rayleigh-B\\'enard Convection

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    Sondak, David; Smith, Leslie M.; Waleffe, Fabian

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    Steady flows that optimize heat transport are obtained for two-dimensional Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection with no-slip horizontal walls for a variety of Prandtl numbers $Pr$ and Rayleigh number up to $Ra\\sim 10^9$. Power law scalings of $Nu\\sim Ra^{\\gamma}$ are observed with $\\gamma\\approx 0.31$, where the Nusselt number $Nu$ is a non-dimensional measure of the vertical heat transport. Any dependence of the scaling exponent on $Pr$ is found to be extremely weak. On the other h...

  16. Rayleigh-Benard convection heat transfer in nanoparticle suspensions

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    Research highlights: ? The thermal instability is lower for the nanofluid than for the pure base liquid. ? The heat transfer enhancement is maximum at an optimal particle concentration. ? The maximum heat transfer enhancement increases as the average temperature increases. ? The maximum heat transfer enhancement increases as the particle size decreases. - Abstract: Natural convection heat transfer of nanofluids in horizontal enclosures heated from below is investigated theoretically. The main idea upon which the present work is based is that nanofluids behave more like a single-phase fluid rather than like a conventional solid-liquid mixture, which implies that all the convective heat transfer correlations available for single-phase flows can be extended to nanoparticle suspensions, provided that the thermophysical properties appearing in them are the nanofluid effective properties calculated at the reference temperature. In this connection, two empirical equations, based on a wide variety of experimental data reported in the literature, are developed for the evaluation of the nanofluid effective thermal conductivity and dynamic viscosity, whereas the other effective properties are evaluated by the traditional mixing theory. The heat transfer enhancement that derives from the dispersion of nano-sized solid particles into the base liquid is calculated for different operating conditions, nanoparticle diameters, and combinations of solid and liquid phases. One ofof solid and liquid phases. One of the fundamental results is the existence of an optimal particle loading for maximum heat transfer across the bottom-heated enclosure. In particular, for any assigned combination of suspended nanoparticles and base liquid, it is found that the optimal volume fraction increases as the nanofluid average temperature increases, and may either increase or decrease with increasing the nanoparticle size according as the flow is laminar or turbulent. Moreover, the optimal volume fraction has a peak at a definite value of the Rayleigh number of the base fluid, that depends on both the average temperature of the nanofluid and the diameter of the suspended nanoparticles.

  17. INTEGRAL TRANSFORM SOLUTION FOR THE FORCED CONVECTION OF HERSCHEL-BULKLEY FLUIDS IN CIRCULAR TUBES AND PARALLEL-PLATES DUCTS

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    J. N. N. QUARESMA

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available The thermal entry region in laminar forced convection of Herschel-Bulkley fluids is solved analytically through the integral transform technique, for both circular and parallel-plates ducts, which are maintained at a prescribed wall temperature or at a prescribed wall heat flux. The local Nusselt numbers are obtained with high accuracy in both developing and fully-developed thermal regions, and critical comparisons with previously reported numerical results are performed.

  18. INTEGRAL TRANSFORM SOLUTION FOR THE FORCED CONVECTION OF HERSCHEL-BULKLEY FLUIDS IN CIRCULAR TUBES AND PARALLEL-PLATES DUCTS

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    J. N. N., QUARESMA; E. N., MACÊDO.

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available The thermal entry region in laminar forced convection of Herschel-Bulkley fluids is solved analytically through the integral transform technique, for both circular and parallel-plates ducts, which are maintained at a prescribed wall temperature or at a prescribed wall heat flux. The local Nusselt nu [...] mbers are obtained with high accuracy in both developing and fully-developed thermal regions, and critical comparisons with previously reported numerical results are performed.

  19. Heat transport measurements in turbulent rotating Rayleigh-Benard convection

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    Liu, Yuanming

    2008-01-01

    We present experimental heat transport measurements of turbulent Rayleigh-B\\'{e}nard convection with rotation about a vertical axis. The fluid, water with Prandtl number ($\\sigma$) about 6, was confined in a cell which had a square cross section of 7.3 cm$\\times$7.3 cm and a height of 9.4 cm. Heat transport was measured for Rayleigh numbers $2\\times 10^5 <$ Ra $ < 5\\times 10^8$ and Taylor numbers $0 <$ Ta $< 5\\times 10^{9}$. We show the variation of normalized heat transport, the Nusselt number, at fixed dimensional rotation rate $\\Omega_D$, at fixed Ra varying Ta, at fixed Ta varying Ra, and at fixed Rossby number Ro. The scaling of heat transport in the range $10^7$ to about $10^9$ is roughly 0.29 with a Ro dependent coefficient or equivalently is also well fit by a combination of power laws of the form $a Ra^{1/5} + b Ra^{1/3}$. The range of Ra is not sufficient to differentiate single power law or combined power law scaling. The overall impact of rotation on heat transport in turbulent convect...

  20. Convective heat transfer analysis in aggregates rotary drum reactor

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    Heat transport characterisation inside rotary drum dryer has a considerable importance linked to many industrial applications. The present paper deals with the heat transfer analysis from experimental apparatus installed in a large-scale rotary drum reactor applied to the asphalt materials production. The equipment including in-situ thermal probes and external visualization by mean of infrared thermography gives rise to the longitudinal evaluation of inner and external temperatures. The assessment of the heat transfer coefficients by an inverse methodology is resolved in order to accomplish a fin analysis of the convective mechanism inside baffled (or flights) rotary drum. The results are discussed and compared with major results of the literature. -- Highlights: ? A thermal and flow experimentation is performed on a large-scale rotary drum. ? Four working points is chosen in the frame of asphalt materials production. ? Evaluation of the convective transfer mechanisms is calculated by inverse method. ? The drying stage is performed in the combustion area. ? Wall/aggregates heat exchanges have a major contribution in the heating stage

  1. Heat transport measurements in turbulent rotating Rayleigh-Benard convection

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    Ecke, Robert E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Liu, Yuanming [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    We present experimental heat transport measurements of turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection with rotation about a vertical axis. The fluid, water with Prandtl number ({sigma}) about 6, was confined in a cell which had a square cross section of 7.3 cm x 7.3 cm and a height of 9.4 cm. Heat transport was measured for Rayleigh numbers 2 x 10{sup 5} < Ra < 5 x 10{sup 8} and Taylor numbers 0 < Ta < 5 x 10{sup 9}. We show the variation of normalized heat transport, the Nusselt number, at fixed dimensional rotation rate {Omega}{sub D}, at fixed Ra varying Ta, at fixed Ta varying Ra, and at fixed Rossby number Ro. The scaling of heat transport in the range 10{sup 7} to about 10{sup 9} is roughly 0.29 with a Ro dependent coefficient or equivalently is also well fit by a combination of power laws of the form a Ra{sup 1/5} + b Ra{sup 1/3} . The range of Ra is not sufficient to differentiate single power law or combined power law scaling. The overall impact of rotation on heat transport in turbulent convection is assessed.

  2. Numerical Analysis of Convective Heat Transfer in Nanofluid

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    Rouboa, A.; Silva, A.; Freire, A. J.; Borges, A.; Ribeiro, J.; Silva, P.; Alexandre, J. L.

    2008-09-01

    The main objective of this study is to analyze the heat convection through nanofluids, Al2O3 nanoparticle-water mixture (7% of particle volume concentration), flowing inside an open system. This study was performed numerically in two dimensional geometry (box) combining fluid flow and heat transfer. The commercial code Ansys® was used to compute the fluid flow and heat transfer between entrance on the top left of the box and the exit on the bottom right. The finite volume method was used to discretize the whole domain in quadratic elements and to linearise the turbulence model. This model was governed by a Re-Normalized Group Turbulence Model (RNG) turbulence differential equations system coupled with the heat convection. Velocity and temperature in the exit were calculated as function of initial conditions (velocity and temperature) in the entrance of the box (top left). Velocity about 10 m/s and temperatures between 100 K and 300 K were imposed in the entrance. Results showed that the heat transfer in nanofluid, is higher under low temperatures.

  3. Validating The Goddard Convective-Stratiform Heating Algorithm for PMM

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    Lang, S. E.; Tao, W. K.; Takayabu, Y. N.; Shige, S.; Johnson, R. H.; Ciesielski, P. E.

    2014-12-01

    RMS errors from 2007 through 2008 are computed between the equivalent rainfall obtained from integrating the cloud heating retrieved by the latest Goddard Convective-Stratiform Heating (CSH) algorithm (i.e., the TRMM 3G31 daily gridded product) and the observed surface rainfall obtained from the TRMM 2B31 Combined Algorithm at various time and space scales as well as for varying rain intensities both over land and ocean areas. RMS errors are significantly reduced by spatial and temporal averaging, noticeably lower over ocean than over land, and decrease with increasing rain intensity. There is a mean global positive heating bias of ~24%, which is much higher over land (~41%) than over ocean (~16%); these biases are reduced to (~5%) globally, ~23% over land and a negative bias of just ~2% over ocean when the residual background heating in far from rain regions is not included.

  4. A generalized variational formulation for convective heat transfer

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    Keramidas, G. A.

    1981-12-01

    The scope of this paper is to develop the basic equations for a variational formulation which can be used to solve problems related to convection and/or diffusion dominated flows. The formulation is based on the introduction of a generalized quantity defined as the heat displacement. The governing equation is expressed in terms of this quantity and a variational formulation is developed which leads to a system of equations similar in form to Lagrange's equations of mechanics. These equations can be used for obtaining approximate solutions, though they are of particular interest for application of the finite element method. As an example of the formulation two finite element models are derived for solving convection-diffusion boundary value problems. The performance of the two models is investigated and numerical results are given for different cases of convection and diffusion with two types of boundary conditions. The applications of the developed formulations are not limited to convection-diffusion problems but can also be applied to other types of problems such as mass transfer, hydrodynamics and wave propagation.

  5. Natural convective boundary layer flow of a nano-fluid past a convectively heated vertical plate

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    Aziz, A. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 99258 (United States); Khan, W.A. [Department of Engineering Sciences, PN Engineering College, National University of Sciences and Technology, Karachi 75350 (Pakistan)

    2012-03-15

    Natural convective flow of a nano-fluid over a convectively heated vertical plate is investigated using a similarity analysis of the transport equations followed by their numerical computations. The transport model employed includes the effect of Brownian motion and thermophoresis. The analysis shows that velocity, temperature and solid volume fraction of the nano-fluid profiles in the respective boundary layers depend, besides the Prandtl and Lewis numbers, on four additional dimensionless parameters, namely a Brownian motion parameter Nb, a thermophoresis parameter Nt, a buoyancy-ratio parameter Nr and convective parameter Nc. In addition to the study of these parameters on the boundary layer flow characteristics (velocity, temperature, solid volume fraction of the nano-fluid, skin friction, and heat transfer), correlations for the Nusselt and Sherwood numbers have been developed based on a regression analysis of the data. These linear regression models provide a highly accurate (with a maximum standard error of 0.004) representation of the numerical data and can be conveniently used in engineering practice. (authors)

  6. Natural convective boundary layer flow of a nano-fluid past a convectively heated vertical plate

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    Natural convective flow of a nano-fluid over a convectively heated vertical plate is investigated using a similarity analysis of the transport equations followed by their numerical computations. The transport model employed includes the effect of Brownian motion and thermophoresis. The analysis shows that velocity, temperature and solid volume fraction of the nano-fluid profiles in the respective boundary layers depend, besides the Prandtl and Lewis numbers, on four additional dimensionless parameters, namely a Brownian motion parameter Nb, a thermophoresis parameter Nt, a buoyancy-ratio parameter Nr and convective parameter Nc. In addition to the study of these parameters on the boundary layer flow characteristics (velocity, temperature, solid volume fraction of the nano-fluid, skin friction, and heat transfer), correlations for the Nusselt and Sherwood numbers have been developed based on a regression analysis of the data. These linear regression models provide a highly accurate (with a maximum standard error of 0.004) representation of the numerical data and can be conveniently used in engineering practice. (authors)

  7. Numerical investigation of natural convection heat transfer from multiple heat sources in a square enclosure

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    S. Venkatachalapathy

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Natural convection cooling using air as a fluid is commonly used in the cooling of electronic equipment and many other devices. In this work, a three-dimensional numerical study of natural convection heat transfer from multiple protruding heat sources simulating electronic components is conducted. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD software, FLUENT is used in this analysis. A 4 by 5 array of heat sources are embedded in the bottom wall of an adiabatic square enclosure. The heat sources with a constant heat flux source at the bottom are of square cross-section and arranged in an in-line manner. Each heat source is attached with one thermocouple, which is connected to a data acquisition system and a computer. The steady state temperatures of heat sources, air inlet, outlet and enclosure walls are measured. The analysis is carried out by varying the heat fluxes and outlet areas. The heat transfer coefficient, Nusselt number and Grashof number are obtained. Results indicate that the heat sources inside the array are hotter and the heat transfer coefficient increases almost linearly with heat source surface temperatures. Grashof number and outlet opening areas strongly influence the Nusselt number. The heat transfer coefficient for the inner heat sources in a row is lower than those near the enclosure walls. The results of numerical analysis are compared with the experiments and there is a good agreement between the two.

  8. Natural convection heat transfer in volumetrically heated spherical pools

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    Results of experiments conducted to determine the heat transfer to the bounding walls of partially filled spherical cavities (a pyrex bell jar) are reported. The pools are volumetrically heated (magnetron) and the bounding wall is cooled from outside (subcooled water). Three types of boundary conditions, free surface, nearly insulated rigid wall and a cooled rigid wall, were employed at the pool surface. Freon 113 is used. Pool depth and pool radius are varied parametrically; as such, pool Rayleigh number is varied between 1011 and 1014. Correlations for local and average heat transfer coefficients along the curved boundary of the pool have been developed. 13 figs., 1 tab., 10 refs

  9. The Role of the Velocity Gradient in Laminar Convective Heat Transfer through a Tube with a Uniform Wall Heat Flux

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    Wang, Liang-Bi; Zhang, Qiang; Li, Xiao-Xia

    2009-01-01

    This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of convective heat transfer. For this purpose, the reason why thermal diffusivity should be placed before the Laplacian operator of the heat flux, and the role of the velocity gradient in convective heat transfer are analysed. The background to these analyses is that, when the energy…

  10. Reynolds stress and heat flux in spherical shell convection

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    Käpylä, P. J.; Mantere, M. J.; Guerrero, G.; Brandenburg, A.; Chatterjee, P.

    2011-07-01

    Context. Turbulent fluxes of angular momentum and enthalpy or heat due to rotationally affected convection play a key role in determining differential rotation of stars. Their dependence on latitude and depth has been determined in the past from convection simulations in Cartesian or spherical simulations. Here we perform a systematic comparison between the two geometries as a function of the rotation rate. Aims: Here we want to extend the earlier studies by using spherical wedges to obtain turbulent angular momentum and heat transport as functions of the rotation rate from stratified convection. We compare results from spherical and Cartesian models in the same parameter regime in order to study whether restricted geometry introduces artefacts into the results. In particular, we want to clarify whether the sharp equatorial profile of the horizontal Reynolds stress found in earlier Cartesian models is also reproduced in spherical geometry. Methods: We employ direct numerical simulations of turbulent convection in spherical and Cartesian geometries. In order to alleviate the computational cost in the spherical runs, and to reach as high spatial resolution as possible, we model only parts of the latitude and longitude. The rotational influence, measured by the Coriolis number or inverse Rossby number, is varied from zero to roughly seven, which is the regime that is likely to be realised in the solar convection zone. Cartesian simulations are performed in overlapping parameter regimes. Results: For slow rotation we find that the radial and latitudinal turbulent angular momentum fluxes are directed inward and equatorward, respectively. In the rapid rotation regime the radial flux changes sign in accordance with earlier numerical results, but in contradiction with theory. The latitudinal flux remains mostly equatorward and develops a maximum close to the equator. In Cartesian simulations this peak can be explained by the strong "banana cells". Their effect in the spherical case does not appear to be as large. The latitudinal heat flux is mostly equatorward for slow rotation but changes sign for rapid rotation. Longitudinal heat flux is always in the retrograde direction. The rotation profiles vary from anti-solar (slow equator) for slow and intermediate rotation to solar-like (fast equator) for rapid rotation. The solar-like profiles are dominated by the Taylor-Proudman balance. Movies and Appendix A are available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.org

  11. Finite volume simulation for convective heat transfer in wavy channels

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    Aslan, Erman; Taymaz, Imdat; Islamoglu, Yasar

    2015-04-01

    The convective heat transfer characteristics for a periodic wavy channel have been investigated experimentally and numerically. Finite volume method was used in numerical study. Experiment results are used for validation the numerical results. Studies were conducted for air flow conditions where contact angle is 30°, and uniform heat flux 616 W/m2 is applied as the thermal boundary conditions. Reynolds number (Re) is varied from 2000 to 11,000 and Prandtl number (Pr) is taken 0.7. Nusselt number (Nu), Colburn factor (j), friction factor (f) and goodness factor (j/f) against Reynolds number have been studied. The effects of the wave geometry and minimum channel height have been discussed. Thus, the best performance of flow and heat transfer characterization was determined through wavy channels. Additionally, it was determined that the computed values of convective heat transfer coefficients are in good correlation with experimental results for the converging diverging channel. Therefore, numerical results can be used for these channel geometries instead of experimental results.

  12. Dimensionless analysis of bubble departure frequency in forced convective subcooled boiling flow

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    Forced convective subcooled boiling flow experiments were conducted in a vertical upward annular channel. Water was used as the testing fluid, and the tests were performed at atmospheric pressure. A high-speed digital video camera was applied to capture the dynamics of the bubble nucleation process. Bubble departure frequencies were obtained from the video for a total of 58 test conditions. The non-dimensional analysis was performed on the current data as well as available data from literature. Existing models and correlations were compared with the experimental data of bubble waiting time, growth time, and departure frequency. The correlations developed for pool boiling flow do not work well for forced convective subcooled boiling flow, while the models proposed for subcooled boiling flow can not predict the bubble departure frequency in wide experimental ranges. Dimensionless bubble departure frequency is correlated with non-dimensional nucleate boiling heat flux. The new correlation agrees reasonably well with existing experimental data at lower wall superheat. (author)

  13. Effect of greenhouse on crop drying under natural and forced convection I: Evaluation of convective mass transfer coefficient

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    In this paper, a study of convective mass transfer coefficient and rate of moisture removal from cabbage and peas for open sun drying and inside greenhouse drying has been performed as a function of climatic parameters. The hourly data for the rate of moisture removal, crop temperature, relative humidity inside and outside the greenhouse and ambient air temperature for complete drying have been recorded. The experiments were conducted after the crop harvesting season from September to December 2001. These data were used for determination of the coefficient of convective mass transfer and then for development of the empirical relation of convective mass transfer coefficient with drying time under natural and forced modes. The empirical relations with convective mass transfer for open and greenhouse drying have been compared. The convective mass transfer coefficient was lower for drying inside the greenhouse with natural mode as compared to open sun drying. Its value was doubled under the forced mode inside the greenhouse drying compared to natural convection in the initial stage of drying

  14. Liquid oil painting: Free and forced convection in an enclosure with mechanical and thermal forcing

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    Sheard, Gregory J; King, Martin P

    2012-01-01

    A fluid dynamics video is linked to this article, which have been submitted to the Gallery of Fluid Motion as part of the 65th American Physical Society meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, held in San Diego, California, USA, over 17-20 November 2012. The video serves to visualize flows generated in a rectangular enclosure that are subjected to both mechanical and thermal forcing through a common horizontal boundary. This system exhibits features consistent with either horizontal convection or lid-driven cavity flows depending on the ratio between thermal and mechanical stirring, and three different cases are visualized in the linked videos.

  15. Numerical analysis of transient laminar forced convection of nanofluids in circular ducts

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    Sert, ?smail Ozan; Sezer-Uzol, Nilay; Kakaç, Sad?k

    2013-10-01

    In this study, forced convection heat transfer characteristics of nanofluids are investigated by numerical analysis of incompressible transient laminar flow in a circular duct under step change in wall temperature and wall heat flux. The thermal responses of the system are obtained by solving energy equation under both transient and steady-state conditions for hydro-dynamically fully-developed flow. In the analyses, temperature dependent thermo-physical properties are also considered. In the numerical analysis, Al2O3/water nanofluid is assumed as a homogenous single-phase fluid. For the effective thermal conductivity of nanofluids, Hamilton-Crosser model is used together with a model for Brownian motion in the analysis which takes the effects of temperature and the particle diameter into account. Temperature distributions across the tube for a step jump of wall temperature and also wall heat flux are obtained for various times during the transient calculations at a given location for a constant value of Peclet number and a particle diameter. Variations of thermal conductivity in turn, heat transfer enhancement is obtained at various times as a function of nanoparticle volume fractions, at a given nanoparticle diameter and Peclet number. The results are given under transient and steady-state conditions; steady-state conditions are obtained at larger times and enhancements are found by comparison to the base fluid heat transfer coefficient under the same conditions.

  16. The effects of natural, forced and thermoelectric magnetohydrodynamic convection during the solidification of thin sample alloys

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    Kao, A.; Shevchenko, N.; Roshchupinka, O.; Eckert, S.; Pericleous, K.

    2015-06-01

    Using a fully coupled transient 3-dimensional numerical model, the effects of convection on the microstructural evolution of a thin sample of Ga-In25%wt. was predicted. The effects of natural convection, forced convection and thermoelectric magnetohydrodynamics were investigated numerically. A comparison of the numerical results is made to experimental results for natural convection and forced convection. In the case of natural convection, density variations within the liquid cause plumes of solute to be ejected into the bulk. When forced convection is applied observed effects include the suppression of solute plumes, preferential secondary arm growth and an increase in primary arm spacing. These effects were observed both numerically and experimentally. By applying an external magnetic field inter-dendritic flow is generated by thermoelectrically induced Lorentz forces, while bulk flow experiences an electromagnetic damping force. The former causes preferential secondary growth, while the latter slows the formation of solute plumes. This work highlights that the application of external forces can be a valuable tool for tailoring the microstructure and ultimately the macroscopic material properties.

  17. Heat-flux scaling in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection with an imposed longitudinal wind.

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    Scagliarini, Andrea; Gylfason, Ármann; Toschi, Federico

    2014-04-01

    We present a numerical study of Rayleigh-Bénard convection disturbed by a longitudinal wind. Our results show that under the action of the wind, the vertical heat flux through the cell initially decreases, due to the mechanism of plume sweeping, and then increases again when turbulent forced convection dominates over the buoyancy. As a result, the Nusselt number is a nonmonotonic function of the shear Reynolds number. We provide simple models that capture with good accuracy all the dynamical regimes observed. We expect that our findings can lead the way to a more fundamental understanding of the complex interplay between mean wind and plume ejection in the Rayleigh-Bénard phenomenology. PMID:24827337

  18. Heat flux scaling in turbulent Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection with an imposed longitudinal wind

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    Scagliarini, Andrea; Toschi, Federico

    2013-01-01

    We present a numerical study of Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection disturbed by a longitudinal wind. Our results show that under the action of the wind, the vertical heat flux through the cell initially decreases, due to the mechanism of plumes-sweeping, and then increases again when turbulent forced convection dominates over the buoyancy. As a result, the Nusselt number is a non-monotonic function of the shear Reynolds number. We provide a simple model that captures with good accuracy all the dynamical regimes observed. We expect that our findings can lead the way to a more fundamental understanding of the of the complex interplay between mean-wind and plumes ejection in the Rayleigh-B\\'enard phenomenology.

  19. A multiple-relaxation-time lattice Boltzmann model for convection heat transfer in porous media

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    Liu, Q; Li, Q

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    In this paper, a multiple-relaxation-time (MRT) lattice Boltzmann (LB) model is developed for simulating convection heat transfer in porous media at the representative elementary volume scale. In the model, a MRT-LB equation is used to simulate the flow field, while another MRT-LB equation is employed to simulate the temperature field. The effect of the porous media is considered by introducing the porosity into the equilibrium moments, and adding a forcing term to the MRT-LB equation of the flow field in the moment space. The proposed MRT-LB model is validated by numerical simulations of several two-dimensional convection problems in porous media. The numerical results predicted by the present MRT-LB model agree well with those reported in the literature.

  20. Natural convection heat transfer from a vertical heated plate with linear temperature in a porous medium

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    The natural convection heat transfer from a heated vertical plate with wall temperature decreasing linearly from the lower end and embedded in a water saturated porous medium (coarse sand of 23% porosity) has been investigated experimentally. The steady state isothermal lines in the porous medium were developed with the aid of a computer program from the measured temperature data for several rates of heat input. The computed values of the local Nusselt number and modified Rayleigh number were used to obtain the empirical correlations. In order to check the accuracy of the measuring instruments and experimental procedures in simulating the thermal field, experimental investigations of heat transfer by natural convection from a vertical heated plate with constant wall temperature and embedded in the water saturated sand were conducted and the experimental results were compared with those previous investigations. The agreement was very good indicating that the instrumentation and experimental set-up used in the present study were reasonably satisfactory

  1. Numerical simulations of heat transfer in a packed column: comparison of microwave and convective heating

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    Cherba?ski, Robert

    2015-05-01

    This paper presents a comparative study on heat transfer in a packed column. Two methods of heating are considered: microwave and convective. Transient one-dimensional mathematical models were proposed to describe the both alternatives. To account for significant differences in the temperatures between the gas and solid phase a heterogeneous model was applied in the modelling. The numerical simulations were carried out for different operating conditions. The effects of the gas inlet temperature and the microwave power, the bed porosity, the penetration depth of microwaves and the gas velocity were examined. The simulation results were compared on the basis of the time profiles of the average bed temperature and the outlet gas temperature. The same electric power utilized in the microwave heated packed column and the convective heated packed column was established as the key criterion for the comparisons. The compared profiles intersect indicating the time ranges in which the one or the other solution provides higher temperature of the bed. It was displayed that the microwave heated packed column should be preferred when longer heating times are required. In turn, the convective heated packed column is the better choice when shorter heating times are needed.

  2. Natural Convection Heat Transfer Experiment in a Hemispherical Pool

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    Natural convection plays an important role in determining the thermal load from molten core accumulated in the reactor vessel lower head during a severe accident. Several numerical and experimental programs were conducted to study the heat transfer in the molten pool. Previous investigations were mostly related to the rectangular and semicircular pools. Except for COPO, UCLA, ACOPO, and BALI, previous investigations suffer from inadequate representation of high modified Rayleigh number (Ra') in the hemispherical pool that may be formed in the reactor core and lower plenum. Thus, experimental work is conducted utilizing SIGMA SP (Simulant Internal Gravitated Material Apparatus Spherical Pool) producing high Ra' turbulent natural convection in a hemispherical pool up to 5.3 x 1011. The heating method has already been tested in SIGMA CP (Circular Pool). Six thin cable-type heaters, each with a diameter of 6 mm, are employed to simulate internal heating in the pool. They are uniformly distributed in the hemispherical pool to supply a maximum of 7.8 kW power to the pool. SIGMA SP has the inner and outer diameters of 500 mm and 520 mm, respectively. The upper flat plate and the curved wall of pool, with a 10 mm thick stainless steel plate, are cooled by a regulated water loop. A water-cooling system is used to maintain the temperature of water surrounding the test section nearly constant with time. This study focuses on quantifying the directional heat losses, anuantifying the directional heat losses, angular heat flux distribution, and temperature distribution inside the molten pool

  3. Mixed Convection Heat Transfer on the Outside of a Vertical Cylinder

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    An experimental study was made of turbulent heat transfer from a vertical cylinder placed in a square channel. The flow medium was water flowing upwards. Basic differential equations governing the mixed flow heat transfer phenomena in a vertical annulus are presented. A dimensional analysis is done to find the dimensionless variables affecting the relative magnitude of the effect of buoyancy on forced convection heat transfer. Dimensionless equations correlating the experimental data ana incorporating a buoyancy parameter of the form Gr/Re2 are presented. Reynolds number range covered is 690 to 129,500 and the Rayleigh num- ber range covered is 109 to 4.2 x 1013 . Effect of different length parameters, like hydraulic diameter and distance of the measuring point from the inlet of the test section, on dimensionless equations are studied

  4. Self Heating of an Atomic Force Microscope

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    Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a sensitive technique susceptible to unwanted influences, such as thermal noise, vibrational noise, etc. Although, tools that protect AFM against external noise have been developed and are widely used, there are still many sources of inherent noise. One of them is self-heating of the apparatus. This paper deals with self-heating of the AFM using an optical lever. This phenomenon is shown to be substantial in particular after activation of the microscope. The i...

  5. Characterizing convective heat transfer using infrared thermography and the heated-thin-foil technique

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    Convective heat transfer, due to axial flow fans impinging air onto a heated flat plate, is investigated with infrared thermography to assess the heated-thin-foil technique commonly used to quantify two-dimensional heat transfer performance. Flow conditions generating complex thermal profiles have been considered in the analysis to account for dominant sources of error in the technique. Uncertainties were obtained in the measured variables and the influences on the resultant heat transfer data are outlined. Correction methods to accurately account for secondary heat transfer mechanisms were developed and results show that as convective heat transfer coefficients and length scales decrease, the importance of accounting for errors increases. Combined with flow patterns that produce large temperature gradients, the influence of heat flow within the foil on the resultant heat transfer becomes significant. Substantial errors in the heat transfer coefficient are apparent by neglecting corrections to the measured data for the cases examined. Methods to account for these errors are presented here, and demonstrated to result in an accurate measurement of the local heat transfer map on the surface

  6. Convective Heat Transfer in Impinging- Gas- Jet Arrangements

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    Full Text Available The paper deals with heat transfer by convection between impinging gas jets and solid surfaces. It considers both single and multiple jet systems. It emphasizes the flow and geometrical parameters as well as the environment conditions at which the jet emerges. In particular, it points out the effect of the jet tilting, thermal entrainment and jet confinement. ASN and ARN schemes are illustrated through industrial and aeronautical applications. Design correlations are proposed. Experimental data obtained from infrared thermography are compared to CFD simulations.

  7. Transition to finger convection in double-diffusive convection

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    Finger convection is observed experimentally in an electrodeposition cell in which a destabilizing gradient of copper ions is maintained against a stabilizing temperature gradient. This double-diffusive system shows finger convection even if the total density stratification is unstable. Finger convection is replaced by an ordinary convection roll if convection is fast enough to prevent sufficient heat diffusion between neighboring fingers, or if the thermal buoyancy force is...

  8. Natural convection of ferrofluids in partially heated square enclosures

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    Selimefendigil, Fatih; Öztop, Hakan F.; Al-Salem, Khaled

    2014-12-01

    In this study, natural convection of ferrofluid in a partially heated square cavity is numerically investigated. The heater is located to the left vertical wall and the right vertical wall is kept at constant temperature lower than that of the heater. Other walls of the square enclosure are assumed to be adiabatic. Finite element method is utilized to solve the governing equations. The influence of the Rayleigh number (104?Ra?5×105), heater location (0.25H?yh?0.75H), strength of the magnetic dipole (0???2), horizontal and vertical location of the magnetic dipole (-2H?a?-0.5H, 0.2H?b?0.8H) on the fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics are investigated. It is observed that different velocity components within the square cavity are sensitive to the magnetic dipole source strength and its position. The length and size of the recirculation zones adjacent to the heater can be controlled with magnetic dipole strength. Averaged heat transfer increases with decreasing values of horizontal position of the magnetic dipole source. Averaged heat transfer value increases from middle towards both ends of the vertical wall when the vertical location of the dipole source is varied. When the heater location is changed, a symmetrical behavior in the averaged heat transfer plot is observed and the minimum value of the averaged heat transfer is attained when the heater is located at the mid of vertical wall.

  9. Incipient boiling of sodium in seven-pin bundle under forced convection conditions

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    Experimental studies were carried out on incipient boiling of sodium flowing in an electrically heated seven-pin bundle under forced convection. In the first series of experiments temperature distributions in the bundle were measured under non-boiling conditions. The measured temperature distributions agreed fairly well with the calculation by the NORMAL code. In the second series of experiments incipient-boiling (IB) phenomena were investigated, with particular reference to the IB superheat and the voiding patterns. The IB wall superheat decreased with increase in flow velocity. The observed coolant voiding was limited in the central subchannel because of the steep radial temperature gradient in the bundle. In order to describe this voiding process a two-dimensional voiding model was required. (auth.)

  10. Forced convection of ferro-fluids in a vented cavity with a rotating cylinder

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    In this study, numerical investigation of the forced convection of ferro-fluid in a square cavity with ventilation ports in the presence of an adiabatic rotating cylinder is carried out. The governing equations are solved with a finite element based solver. The effects of Reynolds number (20 ? Re ? 400), angular rotational speed of the cylinder (-500 ? ? ? 500), strength and location of the magnetic dipole (0 ? ? ? 250), (0.2 ? a ? 0.8, -0.8 ? b ? -0.2) on the flow and thermal fields are numerically studied. It is observed that the length and size of the recirculation zones can be controlled with magnetic dipole strength and angular rotational speed of the cylinder. When the magnetic dipole is closer to the bottom wall of the cavity, flow is accelerated towards the bottom wall with larger influence area. The increasing values of the angular rotational speed of the cylinder in the clockwise direction enhance the heat transfer

  11. Forced convection of turbulent flow in triangular ducts with different angles and surface roughnesses

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    Leung, C. W.; Wong, T. T.; Kang, H. J.

    The experimental investigations were consisting of two parts. The first part was carried out to study the effect of corner geometry on the steady-state forced convection inside horizontal isosceles triangular ducts with sharp corners. The electrically-heated triangular duct was used to simulate the triangular passage of a plate-fin compact heat exchanger. The isosceles triangular ducts were manufactured with duralumin, and fabricated with the same length of 2.4m and hydraulic diameter of 0.44m, but five different apex angles (i.e. ?a=15?,30?, 40?,60?, and 90?) respectively. The investigation was performed under turbulent flow condition covering a wide range of Reynolds number (i.e. 7000Horizontal equilateral triangular ducts with an apex angle of 60? were fabricated with the same length and hydraulic diameter, but different average surface roughnesses of 1.2 m,3.0 m and 11.5 m respectively. It was concluded that the duct with a higher surface roughness will have a better heat transfer performance. Non-dimensional expressions for the determination of the heat transfer coefficient of the triangular ducts with different apex angles and surface roughnesses were also developed.

  12. Asymptotic Behavior of Heat Transport for a Class of Exact Solutions in Rotating Rayleigh-B\\'enard Convection

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    The non-hydrostatic, quasigeostrophic approximation for rapidly rotating Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection admits a class of exact `single mode' solutions. These solutions correspond to steady laminar convection with a separable structure consisting of a horizontal planform characterized by a single wavenumber multiplied by a vertical amplitude profile, with the latter given as the solution of a nonlinear boundary value problem. The heat transport associated with these solutions is studied in the regime of strong thermal forcing (large reduced Rayleigh number $\\widetilde{Ra}$). It is shown that the Nusselt number $Nu$, a nondimensional measure of the efficiency of heat transport by convection, for this class of solutions is bounded below by $Nu\\gtrsim \\widetilde{Ra}^{3/2}$, independent of the Prandtl number, in the limit of large reduced Rayleigh number. Matching upper bounds include only logarithmic corrections, showing the accuracy of the estimate. Numerical solutions of the nonlinear boundary value problem for ...

  13. GEOFLOW: simulation of convection in a spherical shell under central force field

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    Time-dependent dynamical simulations related to convective motion in a spherical gap under a central force field due to the dielectrophoretic effect are discussed. This work is part of the preparation of the GEOFLOW-experiment which is planned to run in a microgravity environment. The goal of this experiment is the simulation of large-scale convective motion in a geophysical or astrophysical framework. This problem is new because of, on the one hand, the nature of the force field (dielectroph...

  14. Using magnetic fluids to simulate convection in a central force field in the laboratory

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    Large-scale convection in planetary or stellar interiors plays a significant role but it is difficult to reproduce the central force field of those systems in experimental studies. A technique to approximate a central force field through the magnetic field from magnets acting on a magnetic liquid is presented. The thermomagnetic convection in a spherical shell filled with a magnetic liquid is analyzed in the context of a terrestrial laboratory using a 2D Finite Element model. Two configura...

  15. Numerical investigation of Al2O3/water nanofluid laminar convective heat transfer through triangular ducts.

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    Zeinali Heris, Saeed; Noie, Seyyed Hossein; Talaii, Elham; Sargolzaei, Javad

    2011-01-01

    In this article, laminar flow-forced convective heat transfer of Al2O3/water nanofluid in a triangular duct under constant wall temperature condition is investigated numerically. In this investigation, the effects of parameters, such as nanoparticles diameter, concentration, and Reynolds number on the enhancement of nanofluids heat transfer is studied. Besides, the comparison between nanofluid and pure fluid heat transfer is achieved in this article. Sometimes, because of pressure drop limitations, the need for non-circular ducts arises in many heat transfer applications. The low heat transfer rate of non-circular ducts is one the limitations of these systems, and utilization of nanofluid instead of pure fluid because of its potential to increase heat transfer of system can compensate this problem. In this article, for considering the presence of nanoparticl: es, the dispersion model is used. Numerical results represent an enhancement of heat transfer of fluid associated with changing to the suspension of nanometer-sized particles in the triangular duct. The results of the present model indicate that the nanofluid Nusselt number increases with increasing concentration of nanoparticles and decreasing diameter. Also, the enhancement of the fluid heat transfer becomes better at high Re in laminar flow with the addition of nanoparticles. PMID:21711694

  16. Numerical investigation of Al2O3/water nanofluid laminar convective heat transfer through triangular ducts

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract In this article, laminar flow-forced convective heat transfer of Al2O3/water nanofluid in a triangular duct under constant wall temperature condition is investigated numerically. In this investigation, the effects of parameters, such as nanoparticles diameter, concentration, and Reynolds number on the enhancement of nanofluids heat transfer is studied. Besides, the comparison between nanofluid and pure fluid heat transfer is achieved in this article. Sometimes, because of pressure drop limitations, the need for non-circular ducts arises in many heat transfer applications. The low heat transfer rate of non-circular ducts is one the limitations of these systems, and utilization of nanofluid instead of pure fluid because of its potential to increase heat transfer of system can compensate this problem. In this article, for considering the presence of nanoparticl: es, the dispersion model is used. Numerical results represent an enhancement of heat transfer of fluid associated with changing to the suspension of nanometer-sized particles in the triangular duct. The results of the present model indicate that the nanofluid Nusselt number increases with increasing concentration of nanoparticles and decreasing diameter. Also, the enhancement of the fluid heat transfer becomes better at high Re in laminar flow with the addition of nanoparticles.

  17. Numerical investigation of Al2O3/water nanofluid laminar convective heat transfer through triangular ducts

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    Zeinali Heris, Saeed; Noie, Seyyed Hossein; Talaii, Elham; Sargolzaei, Javad

    2011-12-01

    In this article, laminar flow-forced convective heat transfer of Al2O3/water nanofluid in a triangular duct under constant wall temperature condition is investigated numerically. In this investigation, the effects of parameters, such as nanoparticles diameter, concentration, and Reynolds number on the enhancement of nanofluids heat transfer is studied. Besides, the comparison between nanofluid and pure fluid heat transfer is achieved in this article. Sometimes, because of pressure drop limitations, the need for non-circular ducts arises in many heat transfer applications. The low heat transfer rate of non-circular ducts is one the limitations of these systems, and utilization of nanofluid instead of pure fluid because of its potential to increase heat transfer of system can compensate this problem. In this article, for considering the presence of nanoparticl: es, the dispersion model is used. Numerical results represent an enhancement of heat transfer of fluid associated with changing to the suspension of nanometer-sized particles in the triangular duct. The results of the present model indicate that the nanofluid Nusselt number increases with increasing concentration of nanoparticles and decreasing diameter. Also, the enhancement of the fluid heat transfer becomes better at high Re in laminar flow with the addition of nanoparticles.

  18. Experimental investigation of natural convection heat transfer in volumetrically heated spherical segments. Final report

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    One strategy for preventing the failure of lower head of a nuclear reactor vessel is to flood the concrete cavity with subcooled water in accidents in which relocation of core material into the vessel lower head occurs. After the core material relocates into the vessel, a crust of solid material forms on the inner wall of the vessel, however, most of the pool remains molten and natural convection exists in the pool. At present, uncertainty exists with respect to natural convection heat transfer coefficients between the pool of molten core material and the reactor vessel wall. In the present work, experiments were conducted to examine natural convection heat transfer in internally heated partially filled spherical pools with external cooling. In the experiments, Freon-113 contained in a Pyrex bell jar was used as a test liquid. The pool was bounded with a spherical segment at the bottom, and was heated with magnetrons taken from a conventional microwave oven. The vessel was cooled from the outside with natural convection of water or with nucleate boiling of liquid nitrogen

  19. Comparison between one-dimensional uncoupled and convection-conduction conjugated approaches in finned surface heat transfer

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    Full Text Available This work studies the forced convection problem in internal flow between concentric annular ducts, with radial fins at the internal tube surface. The finned surface heat transfer is analyzed by two different approaches. In the first one, it is assumed one-dimensional heat conduction along the intern [...] al tube wall and fins, with the convection heat transfer coefficient being a known parameter, determined by an uncoupled solution. In the other way, named conjugated approach, the mathematical model (continuity, momentum, energy and K-epsilon equations) applied to tube annuli problem was numerically solved using finite element technique in a coupled formulation. At first time, a comparison was made between results obtained for the conjugated problem and experimental data, showing good agreement. Then, the temperature profiles under these two approaches were compared to each other to analyze the validity of the one-dimensional classical formulation that has been utilized in the heat exchanger design.

  20. Comparison between one-dimensional uncoupled and convection-conduction conjugated approaches in finned surface heat transfer

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    Full Text Available This work studies the forced convection problem in internal flow between concentric annular ducts, with radial fins at the internal tube surface. The finned surface heat transfer is analyzed by two different approaches. In the first one, it is assumed one-dimensional heat conduction along the internal tube wall and fins, with the convection heat transfer coefficient being a known parameter, determined by an uncoupled solution. In the other way, named conjugated approach, the mathematical model (continuity, momentum, energy and K-epsilon equations applied to tube annuli problem was numerically solved using finite element technique in a coupled formulation. At first time, a comparison was made between results obtained for the conjugated problem and experimental data, showing good agreement. Then, the temperature profiles under these two approaches were compared to each other to analyze the validity of the one-dimensional classical formulation that has been utilized in the heat exchanger design.

  1. Development and performance evaluation of forced convection potato solar dryer

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    This research paper deals with the design development and testing of a forced convection solar dryer, for drying and converting to flour of high moisture content vegetables like potatoes. The angle of solar collector was made adjustable for the absorption of maximum solar radiation by the absorber plate. The air flow rate was controlled by adjustable gate valve to find the optimum flow rate for dehydration of the product. The penetration of solar radiation raised the temperature of the absorber plate of the dryer to 110 deg. C during the operation under stagnation or no load conditions. The maximum air temperature attained in the solar air heater, under this condition was 80 deg. C. The dryer was loaded with 12 Kg of blanched potato chips having an initial moisture content of 89.75%, and the final desired moisture content of 6.95% was achieved within five hours without losing the color of potato chips, while the moisture contents reduction was from 89.75% to 33.75% for five hours in open sun drying under shade. The drying cost for 1 Kg of potatoes was calculated as Rs. 245 and it was Rs. 329 in the case of an electric dryer. The life span of the solar dryer was assumed to be 20 years. The cumulative present worth of annual savings over the life of the solar dryer was calculated for blanched potato chips drying, and it turned out be Rs.163177.67/- which was much higher than the capital cost of the dryer (Rs. 25000). The payback period was calculated as 0.89 years, whic period was calculated as 0.89 years, which was also very small considering the life of the system (20 years). (author)

  2. The effect of Coriolis force on nonlinear convection in a porous medium

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    Nonlinear convection in a porous medium and rotating about vertical axis is studied in this paper. An upper bound to the heat flux is calculated by the method initiated first by Howard [6] for the case of infinite Prandtl number.

  3. Turbulence convective heat transfer for cooling the photovoltaic cells

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    Arianmehr, Iman

    Solar PV (photovoltaic) is a rapidly advancing renewable energy technology which converts sunlight directly into electricity. One of the outstanding challenges of the current PV technology is the reduction in its conversion efficiency with increasing PV panel temperature, which is closely associated with the increase in solar intensity and the ambient temperature surrounding the PV panels. To more effectively capture the available energy when the sun is most intense, significant efforts have been invested in active and passive cooling research over the last few years. While integrated cooling systems can lead to the highest total efficiencies, they are usually neither the most feasible nor the most cost effective solutions. This work examines some simple passive means of manipulating the prevailing wind turbulence to enhance convective heat transfer over a heated plate in a wind tunnel.

  4. Heat transport measurements in turbulent rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection.

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    Liu, Yuanming; Ecke, Robert E

    2009-09-01

    We present experimental heat transport measurements of turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection with rotation about a vertical axis. The fluid, water with a Prandtl number (sigma) of about 6, was confined in a cell with a square cross section of 7.3 x 7.3 cm2 and a height of 9.4 cm. Heat transport was measured for Rayleigh numbers 2 x 10(5)numbers 0Nusselt number, at fixed dimensional rotation rate OmegaD, at fixed Ra varying Ta, at fixed Ta varying Ra, and at fixed Rossby number Ro. The scaling of heat transport in the range of 10(7) to about 10(9) is roughly 0.29 with a Ro-dependent coefficient or equivalently is also well fit by a combination of power laws of the form a Ra1/5+b Ra1/3. The range of Ra is not sufficient to differentiate single power law or combined power-law scaling. The data are roughly consistent with an assumption that the enhancement of heat transport owing to rotation is proportional to the number of vortical structures penetrating the boundary layer. We also compare indirect measures of thermal and Ekman boundary layer thicknesses to assess their potential role in controlling heat transport in different regimes of Ra and Ta. PMID:19905219

  5. A highly stable microchannel heat sink for convective boiling

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    To develop a highly stable two-phase microchannel heat sink, we experimented with convective boiling in diverging, parallel microchannels with different distributions of laser-etched artificial nucleation sites. Each microchannel had a mean hydraulic diameter of 120 µm. The two-phase flow visualization and the magnitudes of pressure drop and inlet temperature oscillations under boiling conditions demonstrated clearly the merits of using artificial nucleation sites to further stabilize the flow boiling in diverging, parallel microchannels. The stability map showed the plane of subcooling number versus phase change number. It illustrated that diverging, parallel microchannels with artificial nucleation cavities have a much wider stable region than parallel microchannels with uniform cross-sections or diverging, parallel microchannels without artificial nucleation cavities. In addition, the results revealed that the design with cavities distributed uniformly along the downstream half of the channel presented the best stability performance among the three distributions of nucleation sites. This particular design can be regarded as a highly stable microchannel heat sink for convective boiling

  6. Heat transfer enhancement and reduction by poylmer additives in turbulent Rayleigh Benard convection

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    2010-01-01

    This letter confirms the existence of heat transfer enhancement (HTE) and reduction (HTR) in turbulent natural convection with polymer additives. HTE and HTR were numerically predicted by Benzi et al.(PRL, 104, 024502, 2010) in homogenous turbulent convection, but experiments by Ahlers & Nikolaenko(PRL, 104, 034503, 2010) in turbulent natural convection observed HTR only. Using direct numerical simulation of natural convection, the present study reconciles earlier numerical ...

  7. Unsteady free convection MHD flow and heat transfer between two heated vertical paltes with heat source: an exact solution

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    Full Text Available This paper is devoted for the study of effects influences by heat source on unsteady free convection flow and heat transfer characteristic of a viscous incompressible and electrically conducting fluid between two heated vertical plates in the presence of a uniform magnetic field applied transversely to the flow. The leading momentum and energy equations are solved by the Laplace transform technique and solutions are presented through graphs for velocity and temperature distribution.

  8. Transient-forced convection film boiling on an isothermal flat plate.

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    Nagendra, H. R.

    1972-01-01

    Development of a new approach for the solution of transient-forced convection film boiling on an isothermal flat plate using the boundary layer model. The similarity variables are used to convert the governing partial differential equations to ordinary ones. The results of numerical solutions of these ordinary equations indicate that the transient process can be classified as one-dimensional conduction, intermediate, and the steady-state regions. The time required for the one-dimensional conduction and the time necessary to attain a steady-state condition are obtained. The use of local similarity approximations for the intermediate regime facilitates prediction of complete boundary layer growth. Using the ratio of time at any instant to the steady-state time as abscissa, the curves representing the boundary layer growth can be merged into a single mean curve within 5%. Further, the analysis shows that the average rate of heat transfer during transient is 50 to 100% higher than those at steady state. The average rate of vapor convected away is 10 to 15% lower than at steady state while the average rate of accumulation to form the vapor layer is 1 to 14 times larger.

  9. Experimental investigation of turbulent mixed convection in the wake of a heated sphere

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    The axisymmetric wake of a heated sphere under conditions of turbulent mixed convection is investigated in the water test section FLUTMIK. The sphere is located in a vertical channel with forced convective upward flow. The influence of buoyancy forces to the flow field is studied by comparison with the unheated wake. The theoretical fundamentals describing turbulent flows and different versions of the k-? turbulence model extended by buoyancy terms are described in detail. The quantities to be determined experimentally are derived. The temperature and the components of the velocity vector in axial and radial directions are measured simultaneously by means of a thermocouple probe and a two component, two color laser Doppler anemometer. The flow quantities are determined at axial distances between 5 and 106 sphere diameters. The functional principle and the basis of the laser Doppler anemometer are explained. The mean velocity, the mean temperature, the intensities of their fluctuations and the turbulent exchange quantities of momentum and heat transport are calculated. The decay laws of the quantities along the axis of the channel and the radial profiles are indicated and discussed. The applicability of the experimental results of the axisymmetric buoyancy influenced turbulent wake with respect to the turbulence models presented are shown. (orig.)

  10. Effects of heat generation or absorption on mixed convection flow over a stretching porous wedge with convective boundary condition

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    Ashraf, M.; Narahari, M.; Muthuvalu, Mohana Sundaram

    2014-10-01

    The series solution of the boundary layer flow over a permeable stretching wedge with convective boundary condition has been investigated in the presence of heat generation or absorption effects. The governing coupled non-linear partial differential equations are transformed to dimensionless system of coupled non-linear ordinary differential equations using the similarity variables and then solved by Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM). An analysis of the results shows that the velocity and temperature fields are significantly influenced by the velocity ratio parameter, wedge angle parameter, suction/injection parameter, heat generation/absorption parameter and convective heat transfer parameter.

  11. Enhanced heat transfer performances of molten salt mixed convection in a vertical annular duct

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    He, Shiquan; Ding, Jing; Lu, Jianfeng; Wang, Weilong; Yang, Jianping

    2014-07-01

    The mixed convection heat transfer of upward molten salt flow in a vertical annular duct is experimentally and numerically studied. The heat transfer performances of mixed convection are measured under Reynolds number 2,500-12,000 and inlet temperature 300-400 °C, and Nusselt number of molten salt flow with cooled inner wall monotonically increases with buoyancy number. The mixed convection is further simulated by low-Reynolds number k- ? model and variable properties, and the heat transfer tendency from numerical results agrees with that from experiments. At low Reynolds number, the natural convection plays more important role in the mixed convection. As the buoyancy number rises, the thickness of flow boundary layer near the inner wall increases, while the effective thermal conductivity remarkably rises, so the enhanced heat transfer of mixed convection is mainly affected by the effective thermal conductivity due to turbulent diffusion.

  12. Coupled thermal radiation and natural convection heat transfer in a cavity with a heated plate inside

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    Highlights: ? We study the effect of radiation on natural convection in a cavity with a heated plate. ? The heated plate is placed horizontally or vertically at the center of the cavity. ? The surface radiation makes the temperature distribution uniform inside the cavity. ? The average Nusselt number increases with the emissivity and the Rayleigh number. ? The heat transfer rate is higher when the plate is oriented vertically. -- Abstract: This paper reports a fundamental theoretical study made to understand the interaction of surface radiation and natural convection in an air filled cavity with a centrally placed thin heated plate. The vertical walls of the cavity are cooled while the horizontal ones are insulated. The thin plate is assumed to be isothermal and is placed horizontally or vertically. The governing equations were solved using a finite volume method on a uniformly staggered grid system. The effects of the pertinent parameters, viz., Rayleigh number (105 ? Ra ? 107), plate length (0.25 ? D ? 0.75) and emissivity (0 ? ? ? 1) are investigated in detail. In general the results indicate a better homogenization of temperature field within the cavity by radiation. It is also found that the contribution of the convective mechanism to the overall heat transfer increases with emissivity when the plate is horizontally placed whereas decreases when it is vertically placed. This study demonstrates that any model representing a situation of this kind that ignores surface radiation leads to erroneous predictions

  13. Natural convection heat transfer for a staggered array of heated, horizontal cylinders within a rectangular enclosure

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    This thesis presents the results of an experimental investigation of natural convection heat transfer in a staggered array of heated cylinders, oriented horizontally within a rectangular enclosure. The main purpose of this research was to extend the knowledge of heat transfer within enclosed bundles of spent nuclear fuel rods sealed within a shipping or storage container. This research extends Canaan's investigation of an aligned array of heated cylinders that thermally simulated a boiling water reactor (BWR) spent fuel assembly sealed within a shipping or storage cask. The results are presented in terms of piecewise Nusselt-Rayleigh number correlations of the form Nu = C(Ra)n, where C and n are constants. Correlations are presented both for individual rods within the array and for the array as a whole. The correlations are based only on the convective component of the heat transfer. The radiative component was calculated with a finite-element code that used measured surface temperatures, rod array geometry, and measured surface emissivities as inputs. The correlation results are compared to Canaan's aligned array results and to other studies of natural convection in horizontal tube arrays

  14. Natural convection heat transfer for a staggered array of heated, horizontal cylinders within a rectangular enclosure

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    Triplett, C.E.

    1996-12-01

    This thesis presents the results of an experimental investigation of natural convection heat transfer in a staggered array of heated cylinders, oriented horizontally within a rectangular enclosure. The main purpose of this research was to extend the knowledge of heat transfer within enclosed bundles of spent nuclear fuel rods sealed within a shipping or storage container. This research extends Canaan`s investigation of an aligned array of heated cylinders that thermally simulated a boiling water reactor (BWR) spent fuel assembly sealed within a shipping or storage cask. The results are presented in terms of piecewise Nusselt-Rayleigh number correlations of the form Nu = C(Ra){sup n}, where C and n are constants. Correlations are presented both for individual rods within the array and for the array as a whole. The correlations are based only on the convective component of the heat transfer. The radiative component was calculated with a finite-element code that used measured surface temperatures, rod array geometry, and measured surface emissivities as inputs. The correlation results are compared to Canaan`s aligned array results and to other studies of natural convection in horizontal tube arrays.

  15. Free convection film flows and heat transfer laminar free convection of phase flows and models for heat-transfer analysis

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    Shang, De-Yi

    2012-01-01

    This book presents recent developments in our systematic studies of hydrodynamics and heat and mass transfer in laminar free convection, accelerating film boiling and condensation of Newtonian fluids, as well as accelerating film flow of non-Newtonian power-law fluids (FFNF). These new developments provided in this book are (i) novel system of analysis models based on the developed New Similarity Analysis Method; (ii) a system of advanced methods for treatment of gas temperature- dependent physical properties, and liquid temperature- dependent physical properties; (iii) the organically combined models of the governing mathematical models with those on treatment model of variable physical properties; (iv) rigorous approach of overcoming a challenge on accurate solution of three-point boundary value problem related to two-phase film boiling and condensation; and (v) A pseudo-similarity method of dealing with thermal boundary layer of FFNF for greatly simplifies the heat-transfer analysis and numerical calculati...

  16. Direct numerical simulation of liquid sodium droplet combustion in forced convection air flow

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    In case of sodium leakage in liquid metal fast breeder reactor, the liquid sodium comes out in droplet form from a pipe accompanied with ignition and combustion Combustion heat and reaction products might affect integrity of steel liners in piping rooms. A direct numerical simulation code, COMET, is developed to simulate the combustion of a liquid sodium droplet. The extended MAC method coupled with a higher-order upwind scheme is used to calculate reacting compressible flow. Multicomponent counter diffusion of chemical species, mass and energy transfer by sodium evaporation, and heat transfer by radiation and thermal conductivity are calculated coupling with the flow. Chemical reaction of sodium, oxygen and water vapor is calculated by using the equation-solving methods of equilibrium constants. Thermodynamic properties of the mixed gas are evaluated based on the molecular transport theories. By using COMET, the single droplet combustion of liquid sodium in forced convection air flow is numerically simulated. Spatial distributions such as combustion heat, temperature, pressure, and chemical species behaviors such as formation, decomposition and transport are analyzed and discussed. The change of the droplet diameter agrees closely with the d-square law that has been experimentally observed and theoretically derived. (author)

  17. Forced Convection Flow of Nanofluids Past Power Law Stretching Horizontal Plates

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    Ahmed Mostafa Abdelhady

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, we studied a nonsimilar solution of steady forced convection boundary layer flow and heat transfer of a nanofluid past a stretching horizontal plate. One-phase model has been used for this study. The nonsimilarity equations are solved numerically. We considered a nanofluid consists of AL2O3 as a nanoparticles and water as a base fluid. The volume fraction of nanoparticles is considered in the range 0 ? ø ? 0.2. with prandtl number pr = 6.2 for the water working as a regular fluid. The parameters which governing the solution are volume fraction of nanoparticles , stretching plate parameter ? and power law index N. We investigated the effect of these parameters on the skin friction coefficient, Nusselt number, velocity and temperature profiles. We found that heat transfer rate and skin fraction increased when ø increased. On the other hand, we concluded that the increase in ? and N made heat transfer rate increases and skin fraction decreases.

  18. Experimental investigation of laminar mixed convection heat transfer from arrays of protruded heat sources

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    Highlights: ? Mixed convection heat transfer in a rectangular channel has been investigated experimentally. ? Row-average surface temperature and Nusselt number distributions of the heat sources were obtained. ? Effects of Reynolds and modified Grashof numbers on these distributions were investigated. ? The buoyancy affected secondary flow is more effective at the greater values of H/W ratios. -- Abstract: Laminar mixed convection heat transfer in a top and bottom heated rectangular channel with protruded discrete heat sources has been investigated experimentally for air. The lower and upper surfaces of the channel were equipped with 8 x 4 protruded heat sources subjected to uniform heat flux. Side walls, the lower and upper walls were insulated and adiabatic. An experimental study was made for Height/Width (H/W) ratios of (1/2), (1/4), (3/20) at various Reynolds (Re) and modified Grashof (Gr*) numbers. From experimental measurements, row-average surface temperature and Nusselt (Nu) number distributions of the discrete heat sources were obtained and effects of Reynolds and modified Grashof numbers on these distributions were investigated. The results show that the buoyancy affected secondary flow is more effective at the greater values of H/W ratios.

  19. Natural Convection in Trapezoidal Enclosure Heated Partially from Below

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    Ihsan Ali Ghani

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Natural convection in a trapezoidal enclosure with partial heating from below and symmetrical cooling from the sides has been investigated numerically. The heating is simulated by a centrally located heat source on the bottom wall, and four different values of the dimensionless heat source length, 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5 are considered. The laminar flow field is analyzed numerically by solving the steady, two-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes and energy equations. The Cartesian velocity components and pressure on a collocated (non-staggered grid are used as dependent variables in the momentum equations discretized by finite volume method; body fitted coordinates are used to represent the trapezoidal enclosure, and grid generation technique based on elliptic partial differential equations is employed. SIMPLE algorithm is used to adjust the velocity field to satisfy the conservation of mass. The range of Rayleigh number is (103? Ra ?105 and Prandtl number is 0.7. The results show that the average Nusselt number increases with the increases of the source length.

  20. Negative Knudsen force on heated microbeams

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    Zhu, Taishan

    2011-11-18

    Knudsen force acting on a heated microbeam adjacent to a cold substrate in a rarefied gas is a mechanical force created by unbalanced thermal gradients. The measured force has its direction pointing towards the side with a lower thermal gradient and its magnitude vanishes in both continuum and free-molecule limits. In our previous study, negative Knudsen forces were discovered at the high Knudsen regime before diminishing in the free-molecule limit. Such a phenomenon was, however, neither observed in experiment [A. Passian et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 124503 (2003)], nor captured in the latest numerical study [J. Nabeth et al., Phys. Rev. E 83, 066306 (2011)]. In this paper, the existence of such a negative Knudsen force is further confirmed using both numerical simulation and theoretical analysis. The asymptotic order of the Knudsen force near the collisionless limit is analyzed and the analytical expression of its leading term is provided, from which approaches for the enhancement of negative Knudsen forces are proposed. The discovered phenomenon could find its applications in novel mechanisms for pressure sensing and actuation.

  1. Development of laminar mixed convection flow in a horizontal rectangular duct with uniform bottom heating

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    Using a vectorized finite-difference marching technique, the steady-state continuity, momentum, and energy equations are solved numerically to evaluate the effects of buoyancy-induced secondary flow on forced flow in a horizontal rectangular duct with uniform bottom heating. Combined entry region conditions are considered, and the secondary flow is found to consist of longitudinal plumes and vortices that first develop at the vertical sidewalls and subsequently propagate to interior spanwise positions. Sequential stages of the secondary flow development are computed in detail and used to interpret the nonmonotonic longitudinal distribution of the spanwise average Nusselt number. The distribution is characterized by oscillations that, under certain conditions, are damped and yield a fully developed Nusselt number that substantially exceeds the value for pure forced convection

  2. Numerical Simulations of Heat ExplosionWith Convection In Porous Media

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    Allali, Karam; Bikany, Fouad; Taik, Ahmed; Volpert, Vitaly

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we study the interaction between natural convection and heat explosion in porous media. The model consists of the heat equation with a nonlinear source term describing heat production due to an exothermic chemical reaction coupled with the Darcy law. Stationary and oscillating convection regimes and oscillating heat explosion are observed. The models with quasi-stationary and unstationary Darcy equation are compared.

  3. Microwave heating device for internal heating convection experiments, applied to Earth's mantle dynamics.

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    Surducan, E; Surducan, V; Limare, A; Neamtu, C; Di Giuseppe, E

    2014-12-01

    We report the design, construction, and performances of a microwave (MW) heating device for laboratory experiments with non-contact, homogeneous internal heating. The device generates MW radiation at 2.47 GHz from a commercial magnetron supplied by a pulsed current inverter using proprietary, feedback based command and control hardware and software. Specially designed MW launchers direct the MW radiation into the sample through a MW homogenizer, devised to even the MW power distribution into the sample's volume. An adjustable MW circuit adapts the MW generator to the load (i.e., the sample) placed in the experiment chamber. Dedicated heatsinks maintain the MW circuits at constant temperature throughout the experiment. Openings for laser scanning for image acquisition with a CCD camera and for the cooling circuits are protected by special MW filters. The performances of the device are analyzed in terms of heating uniformity, long term output power stability, and load matching. The device is used for small scale experiments simulating Earth's mantle convection. The 30 × 30 × 5 cm(3) convection tank is filled with a water?based viscous fluid. A uniform and constant temperature is maintained at the upper boundary by an aluminum heat exchanger and adiabatic conditions apply at the tank base. We characterize the geometry of the convective regime as well as its bulk thermal evolution by measuring the velocity field by Particle Image Velocimetry and the temperature field by using Thermochromic Liquid Crystals. PMID:25554309

  4. Microwave heating device for internal heating convection experiments, applied to Earth's mantle dynamics

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    Surducan, E.; Surducan, V.; Limare, A.; Neamtu, C.; Di Giuseppe, E.

    2014-12-01

    We report the design, construction, and performances of a microwave (MW) heating device for laboratory experiments with non-contact, homogeneous internal heating. The device generates MW radiation at 2.47 GHz from a commercial magnetron supplied by a pulsed current inverter using proprietary, feedback based command and control hardware and software. Specially designed MW launchers direct the MW radiation into the sample through a MW homogenizer, devised to even the MW power distribution into the sample's volume. An adjustable MW circuit adapts the MW generator to the load (i.e., the sample) placed in the experiment chamber. Dedicated heatsinks maintain the MW circuits at constant temperature throughout the experiment. Openings for laser scanning for image acquisition with a CCD camera and for the cooling circuits are protected by special MW filters. The performances of the device are analyzed in terms of heating uniformity, long term output power stability, and load matching. The device is used for small scale experiments simulating Earth's mantle convection. The 30 × 30 × 5 cm3 convection tank is filled with a water-based viscous fluid. A uniform and constant temperature is maintained at the upper boundary by an aluminum heat exchanger and adiabatic conditions apply at the tank base. We characterize the geometry of the convective regime as well as its bulk thermal evolution by measuring the velocity field by Particle Image Velocimetry and the temperature field by using Thermochromic Liquid Crystals.

  5. Characterizations and Convective Heat Transfer Performance of Nanofluids

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    Yang, Yijun

    In recent years, many experimental studies have reported anomalous thermal conductivity enhancement and heat transfer increase in liquid suspensions of nanoparticles. In order to understand the mechanism of this phenomenon and examine the possible applications of nanofluids in heat transfer, the present study experimentally investigated thermal, rheological and heat transfer properties of nanofluids. In the first part of the work, several types of suspensions of near spherical nanoparticles and base fluids were examined. The results show that particles in suspensions without stabilizers agglomerate over time. The thermal conductivity and viscosity of a range of nanofluids were measured. These measurements indicate that the thermal conductivities of nanofluids are in the range predicted using effective medium theory. For example, Bruggeman predicted a 13% thermal conductivity increase for a 3.86% concentration of particles by volume; our experimental measurement indicated a 15% increase for this concentration. Viscosity measurements indicate that dispersions with larger agglomeration experience a larger increase in shear thinning. The results also suggest that finer particles and a narrow particle size distribution should result in a large viscosity increase. The second part of this study examined heat transfer performance of nanofluids in both laminar and transitional flows. Within experimental uncertainty, the non-dimensional heat transfer behavior of nanofluids in laminar flow region was the same as for base fluids without particles. The laminar flow data indicates that nanoparticles migrate from regions of high shear rate to regions of low shear rate, causing them to migrate away from the boundaries of pipe flow. For transitional flow (2,600 migrate away from the boundaries of pipe flow. For transitional flow (2,600Al2O3 concentrations in DI water, compared with base fluid results. However, pressure drop measurements showed that pumping power was increased by more than five times for the 2.6% concentration. An examination of the ratio of heat transfer enhancement to the pumping power increase (termed as merit parameter) as a function of Reynolds numbers indicates that the increase in pumping power is much greater than the corresponding heat transfer enhancement. This study additionally showed that concentrations of ND50-Syltherm800, TiO2-water and Al2O3-water nanofluids did not enhance convection heat transfer. Hence, the effect of nanoparticles on the heat transfer properties of a nanofluid appears dependent on the particular type of nanoparticle employed.

  6. Optimal Heat Transport in Rayleigh-B\\'enard Convection

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    Sondak, David; Waleffe, Fabian

    2015-01-01

    Steady flows that optimize heat transport are obtained for two-dimensional Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection with no-slip horizontal walls for a variety of Prandtl numbers $Pr$ and Rayleigh number up to $Ra\\sim 10^9$. Power law scalings of $Nu\\sim Ra^{\\gamma}$ are observed with $\\gamma\\approx 0.31$, where the Nusselt number $Nu$ is a non-dimensional measure of the vertical heat transport. Any dependence of the scaling exponent on $Pr$ is found to be extremely weak. On the other hand, the presence of two local maxima of $Nu$ with different horizontal wavenumbers at the same $Ra$ leads to the emergence of two different flow structures as candidates for optimizing the heat transport. For $Pr \\lesssim 7$, optimal transport is achieved at the smaller maximal wavenumber. In these fluids, the optimal structure is a plume of warm rising fluid which spawns left/right horizontal arms near the top of the channel, leading to downdrafts adjacent to the central updraft. For $Pr > 7$ at high-enough Ra, the optimal structure is a...

  7. Mixed convection heat transfer in rotating vertical elliptic ducts

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    Olumuyiwa A., Lasode.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an investigation into the solution of laminar mixed convective heat transfer in vertical elliptic ducts containing an upward flowing fluid rotating about a parallel axis. The coupled system of normalized conservation equations are solved using a power series expansion in ascendin [...] g powers of rotational Rayleigh Number, Ratau - a measure of the rate of heating and rotation as the perturbation parameter. The results show the influence of rotational Rayleigh number, Ratau and modified Reynolds number, Re m on the temperature and axial velocity fields. The effect of Prandtl number, Pr, in the range 1 to 5, and eccentricity, e on the peripheral local Nusselt number are also reported. The mean Nusselt number is observed to be highest at duct eccentricity, e=0 for a given Prandtl number. However, results indicate insensitivity of peripheral local Nusselt number to Prandtl number at eccentricity, e=0.866, which is an important result to a designer of rotating vertical heat exchanger. The effect of eccentricity on the friction coefficient is also presented. The parameter space for the overall validity of the results presented is Ratau Re mPr

  8. Natural convection in asymmetric triangular enclosures heated from below

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    Kamiyo, O. M.; Angeli, D.; Barozzi, G. S.; Collins, M. W.

    2014-11-01

    Triangular enclosures are typical configurations of attic spaces found in residential as well as industrial pitched-roof buildings. Natural convection in triangular rooftops has received considerable attention over the years, mainly on right-angled and isosceles enclosures. In this paper, a finite volume CFD package is employed to study the laminar air flow and temperature distribution in asymmetric rooftop-shaped triangular enclosures when heated isothermally from the base wall, for aspect ratios (AR) 0.2 <= AR <= 1.0, and Rayleigh number (Ra) values 8 × 105 <= Ra <= 5 × 107. The effects of Rayleigh number and pitch angle on the flow structure and temperature distributions within the enclosure are analysed. Results indicate that, at low pitch angle, the heat transfer between the cold inclined and the hot base walls is very high, resulting in a multi-cellular flow structure. As the pitch angle increases, however, the number of cells reduces, and the total heat transfer rate progressively reduces, even if the Rayleigh number, being based on the enclosure height, rapidly increases. Physical reasons for the above effect are inspected.

  9. Simultaenous heat and mass transfer under unsteady mixed convection along a vertical slender cylinder embedded in a porous medium

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    Unsteady laminar mixed convection flow (combined free and forced convection flow) along a vertical slender cylinder embedded in a porous medium under the combined buoyancy effect of thermal and species diffusion has been studied. The effect of the permeability of the medium as well as the magnetic field has been included in the analysis. The partial differential equations with three independent variables governing the flow have been solved numerically using an implicit finite difference scheme in combination with the quasilinearization technique. Computations have been carried out for accelerating, decelerating and oscillatory free stream velocity distributions. The effects of the permeability of the medium, buoyancy forces, transverse curvature and magnetic field on skin friction, heat transfer and mass transfer have been studied. It is found that the effect of free stream velocity distribution is more pronounced on the skin friction than on the heat and mass transfer. The permeability and magnetic parameters increase the skin friction, but reduce the heat and mass transfer. The skin friction, heat transfer and mass transfer are enhanced due to the buoyancy forces and curvature parameter. The heat transfer is strongly dependent on the viscous dissipation parameter and the Prandtl number, and the mass transfer on the Schmidt number. (orig.)

  10. Experimental evaluation on natural convection heat transfer of microencapsulated phase change materials slurry in a rectangular heat storage tank

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    Highlights: ? It gives heat transfer characteristics in a rectangular heat storage tank as the basic unit for reservoir of thermal storage. ? Onset of natural convection gets easier for the MPCMS with a higher mass concentration. ? It enhances the heat transfer ability of natural convection for the MPCMS. ? Obtained the relationship between Ra and Nu of the MPCMS. - Abstract: The main purpose of this experiment is to evaluate natural convection heat transfer characteristics of microencapsulated PCM (phase change material) slurry (MPCMS) during phase change process in a rectangular heat storage tank heated from the bottom and cooled at the top. The microencapsulated PCM is several material compositions of n-paraffin waxes (mainly nonadecane) as the core materials, outside a layer of a melamine resin wrapped. In the present study, its slurry is used mixing with water. And the specific heat capacity with latent heat shows a peak value at the temperature of about T = 31 °C. We investigate the influences of the phase change process of the MPCMS on natural convection heat transfer. The experimental results indicate that phase change process of the MPCMS promote natural convection heat transfer. The local maximum heat transfer enhancement occurs at approximately TH = 34 °C corresponding to the heated plate temperature. With high mass concentration Cm, the onset of natural convection gets easier for the MPCMS. The temperature gradient is largere temperature gradient is larger near top plate and bottom plate of a rectangular heat storage tank. Heat transfer coefficient increases with the phase change of the PCM. And it summarizes that the phase change process of the PCM promote the occurrence of natural convection.

  11. Numerical investigation of Al2O3/water nanofluid laminar convective heat transfer through triangular ducts

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    Zeinali Heris Saeed; Noie Seyyed Hossein; Talaii Elham; Sargolzaei Javad

    2011-01-01

    Abstract In this article, laminar flow-forced convective heat transfer of Al2O3/water nanofluid in a triangular duct under constant wall temperature condition is investigated numerically. In this investigation, the effects of parameters, such as nanoparticles diameter, concentration, and Reynolds number on the enhancement of nanofluids heat transfer is studied. Besides, the comparison between nanofluid and pure fluid heat transfer is achieved in this article. Sometimes, because of pressure dr...

  12. Heat Transfer Convection in The Cooking of Apple Using a Solar Cooker Box-Type

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    Terres, H.; Chávez, S.; Lizardi, A.; López, R.; Vaca, M.; Flores, J.; Salazar, A.

    2015-01-01

    In this work, experimental results to determine the convection heat transfer coefficient in the cooking process of apple using a solar cooker box-type are presented. Experimental data of temperatures for water, surface and central point of the apple were used. To determine the convection coefficient, the apple was modelled as a sphere. The temperatures evolution was defined using thermocouples located at water, surface and central point in the vegetables. Using heat transfer convection equations in transitory state and the temperatures measured, the Biot number and the convection coefficient were determined.

  13. Experimental investigation of an indirect-mode forced convection solar dryer for drying thymus and mint

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    Graphical abstract: Photograph of the experimental set-up. - Highlights: • Thermal performance of an indirect-mode solar dryer is investigated. • Mathematical models are obtained for thin layer drying of thymus and mint. • Both thymus and mint show the constant and falling rate drying periods. - Abstract: An indirect-mode forced convection solar dryer was designed and fabricated. The thermal performance of the solar dryer under Tanta (latitude, 30° 47? N and longitude, 31° E) prevailing weather conditions was experimentally investigated. The system consists of a double pass v-corrugated plate solar air heater connected to a drying chamber. A blower was used to force the heated air to the drying chamber. Drying experiments were performed for thymus (initial moisture content 95% on wet basis) and mint (initial moisture content 85% on wet basis) at an initial temperature of 29 °C. The final moisture contents for thymus and mint were reached after 34 and 5 h, respectively. Fourteen mathematical models of thin layer drying were tested to specify the suitable model for describing the drying behavior of the studied products. It was found that, Midilli and Kucuk model is convenient to describe the thin layer solar drying of mint. However, the Page and modified Page models were found to be the best among others for describing the drying curves of thymus

  14. Subcooled forced-convection film boiling in the forward stagnation region of a sphere or cylinder

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    An analysis is made of forced-convection film boiling in stagnation flow of subcooled liquids. The role of liquid viscosity in film boiling is determined by postulating the existence of a hydrodynamic boundary layer superposed on potential flow and using a perturbation technique. The viscous boundary layer due to shear stress at the vapor-liquid interface is shown to perturb the velocity field only slightly at large liquid subcooling. While the inviscid solution cannot be used to describe liquid motion when the liquid temperature is near its saturation temperature, the vapor is found to move only under the influence of the potential flow pressure distribution, thereby eliminating the coupling between the liquid boundary layer and vapor film without any significant errors in the heat-transfer problem. A rational interpolation formula between these two limiting cases leads to a simple expression for the film boiling heat transfer incorporating the major effects of wall superheat and liquid subcooling. The applicability of this formula to subcooled film boiling from a sphere or a cylinder is demonstrated. (author)

  15. An experimental investigation of forced convection flat plate solar air heater with storage material

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    Aissa Walid

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Solar air heater (SAH is a heating device that uses the heated air in the drying of agriculture products and many engineering applications. The purpose of the present work is to study a forced convection flat plate solar air heater with granite stone storage material bed under the climatic conditions of Egypt-Aswan. Experiments are performed at different air mass flow rates ; varying from 0.016 kg/s to 0.08 kg/s, for five hot summer days of July 2008. Hourly values of global solar radiation and some meteorological data (temperature, pressure, relative humidities, etc. for measuring days are obtained from the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, Aswan station. Inlet and outlet temperatures of air from a SAH have been recorded. In this work, attempt has been made to present the temperature distribution in non dimensional form that makes it useable for any region and not restricted to local conditions. The variation of solar radiation, air heater efficiency, Nusselt number and temperature distribution along the air heater are discussed. Comparisons between the calculated values of outlet air temperatures, average air temperatures and storage material temperatures and the corresponding measured values showed good agreement. Comparison between current work and those in previous investigations showed fair agreement.

  16. A NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF EFFECT OF MAGNETIC FIELD ON HEAT CONVECTION WITH VARIABLE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available In some studies, the effect of magnetic field on heat convection has been investigated given that physical properties are constant regardless of temperature. The effect of magnetic field on heat convection and fluids whose physical properties change by temperature has been investigated in this study as physical properties of fluids change by the effect of temperature. Momentum, continuity and energy equations including electromagnetic force affecting the fluid were used in the solution. Temperatures at axial and radial directions and Nusselt numbers were calculated depending on magnetic field intensity and other physical properties of fluid by solving the equation system written in cylindrical coordinates system by means of one of the numerical methods which is finite difference method. According to results, velocity and temperature of the cooled fluid decreased following an increase in the intensity of magnetic field placed vertically to flow direction. As determined in the previous one, this study also indicated that the increase in Reynolds number increases Nusselt number, and increasing the effect of magnetic field decreases Nusselt number. The theoretical results of the present study are in conformity with the results of our previous one.

  17. Natural convection heat transfer in partially open enclosures containing an internal local heat source

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    V. C. Mariani

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available A numerical study was conducted to investigate steady heat transfer and flow phenomena of natural convection of air in enclosures, with three aspect ratios (H/W = 1, 2, and 4, within which there is a local heat source on the bottom wall at three different positions, Wh. This heat source occupies 1% of the total volume of the enclosure. The vertical walls in the enclosures are insulated and there is an opening on the right wall. The natural convection is influenced by the difference in temperature between the left and right walls, represented by a Rayleigh number (Ra e, and by local heat source, represented by a Rayleigh number (Ra i. Numerical simulations were performed for several values of the Rayleigh number ranging between 10³ and 10(6, while the intensity of the two effects - the difference in temperature on the vertical walls and the local heat source - was evaluated based on the Ra i/Ra e ratio in the range between 0 and 2500. The analysis proceeds by observing variations in the streamlines and isotherms with respect to the different Ra e, R ratios, aspect ratios, of the radius and positions of the local heat source. The average Nusselt numbers on the hot and cold walls are influenced by different values of the parameters R, Ra e, Wh, and H/W. Results show the presence of different flow patterns in the enclosures studied. Thus, the flow and heat transfer can be controlled by external heating, and local heat source.

  18. Natural convection heat transfer in partially open enclosures containing an internal local heat source

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    V. C., Mariani; L. S., Coelho.

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available A numerical study was conducted to investigate steady heat transfer and flow phenomena of natural convection of air in enclosures, with three aspect ratios (H/W = 1, 2, and 4), within which there is a local heat source on the bottom wall at three different positions, Wh. This heat source occupies 1% [...] of the total volume of the enclosure. The vertical walls in the enclosures are insulated and there is an opening on the right wall. The natural convection is influenced by the difference in temperature between the left and right walls, represented by a Rayleigh number (Ra e), and by local heat source, represented by a Rayleigh number (Ra i). Numerical simulations were performed for several values of the Rayleigh number ranging between 10³ and 10(6), while the intensity of the two effects - the difference in temperature on the vertical walls and the local heat source - was evaluated based on the Ra i/Ra e ratio in the range between 0 and 2500. The analysis proceeds by observing variations in the streamlines and isotherms with respect to the different Ra e, R ratios, aspect ratios, of the radius and positions of the local heat source. The average Nusselt numbers on the hot and cold walls are influenced by different values of the parameters R, Ra e, Wh, and H/W. Results show the presence of different flow patterns in the enclosures studied. Thus, the flow and heat transfer can be controlled by external heating, and local heat source.

  19. From conduction to convection of thermally relativistic fluids between two parallel walls under gravitational force

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    Yano, Ryosuke

    2015-01-01

    We discuss the thermal conduction and convection of thermally relativistic fluids between two parallel walls under the gravitational force, both theoretically and numerically. In the theoretical discussion, we assume that the Lorentz contraction is ignored and spacetime is flat. For understanding of the thermal conduction and convection of thermally relativistic fluids between two parallel walls under the gravitational force, we solve the relativistic Boltzmann equation using the direct simulation Monte Carlo method. Numerical results indicate that strongly nonequilibrium states are formed in vicinities of two walls, which do not allow us to discuss the transition of the thermal conduction to the thermal convection of thermally relativistic fluids under the gravitational force in the framework of the relativistic Navier-Stokes-Fourier equation, when the flow-field is under the transition regime between the rarefied and continuum regimes, whereas such strongly nonequilibrium states are not formed in vicinities...

  20. Natural Convection in Parabolic Enclosure Heated from Below

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    Ahmed W. Mustafa

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The effects of vertical parabolic walls on natural convection in a parabolic enclosure have investigated numerically in this paper. The bottom wall is heated isothermally, while the other vertical parabolic walls are maintained at constant cold temperature and the top wall is well insulated. The flow and temperature fields are studied numerically for three values (C = 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 of the parabolic equation constant. The laminar flow field is analyzed numerically by solving the steady, two-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes and energy equations. The Cartesian velocity components and pressure on a collocated (non-staggered grid are used as dependent variables in the momentum equations, which discretized by finite volume method, body fitted coordinates are used to represent the complex parabolic wall geometry accurately, and grid generation technique based on elliptic partial differential equations is employed. SIMPLE algorithm is used to adjust the velocity field to satisfy the conservation of mass. The range of Rayleigh number is (103? Ra ?105 and Prandtl number is 0.7. The results show that the heat transfer rates decrease with increase the parabolic equation constant.

  1. Supravital energy production in early post-mortem phase - estimate based on heat loss due to radiation and natural convection.

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    Mall, Gita; Hubig, Michael; Beier, Gundolf; Büttner, Andreas; Eisenmenger, Wolfgang

    2002-06-01

    The temperature-based determination of the time since death in the early post-mortem (pm) period plays an important role in medico-legal practice. In contrast to the common opinion according to which convection and conduction are mainly responsible for post-mortem heat loss, a considerable part of energy is emitted by thermal radiation. The present paper concentrates on the heat loss due to radiation and natural convection. Since both heat transfer mechanisms depend on the temperature gradient between skin and environment, the skin temperature was measured in corpses of different constitution (lean, medium and obese) and its decrease fitted by a single-exponential model. Heat loss due to radiation was calculated according to the non-linearized form of the law of Stefan and Boltzmann, heat loss due to natural convection according to the semi-empirical thermodynamic laws; the shape of the body in supine position was approximated to a semi-cylinder of finite length. The power due to radiation ranged between 386kJ/h (lean) and 550kJ/h (obese), that due to natural convection between 307kJ/h (lean) and 429kJ/h (obese) initially. Cumulative energy loss amounted to 2167kJ (lean) and 4239kJ (obese) by radiation and 1485kJ (lean) and 2922kJ (obese) by natural convection up to 20h pm. The energy loss due to radiation plus natural convection initially exceeded the energy loss due the decrease of the energy content of the body (mass x heat capacity x temperature decrease). This surplus can be explained only by exothermal processes in the phase of intermediary life and directly provides lower bounds for supravital energy production. Cumulative supravital energy ranges between 1139kJ up to 5h pm in the lean and 2516kJ up to 10h pm in the obese corpses. The courses of supravital energies and powers are presented as functions of time. Under standard conditions like still air (no forced convection) and insulating ground (little conductive heat transfer), the lower bounds represent estimates for total supravital energy production. PMID:12935672

  2. The Effect of Forced Convection on Coal Combustion

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    Duranay, Neslihan; Pehli?van, Dursun

    2002-01-01

    The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of the convection rate of air on the volatiles and char combustion rates ofcoal in a fixed bed system. Experiments were conducted to elucidate the effect of initial bed temperatures, type of coal and particle size and air flow rate through the vertical combustion chamber on the ignition and combustion times of Zonguldak coal, Cizre and Tunçbilek lignite. Experimental char combustion times of coals were compared to those found by co...

  3. Forced convection to laminar flow of liquid egg yolk in circular and annular ducts

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    Bernardi, M.; V. Silveira Jr.; V. R. N. Telis; A. L. Gabas; J. Telis-Romero

    2009-01-01

    The steady-state heat transfer in laminar flow of liquid egg yolk - an important pseudoplastic fluid food - in circular and concentric annular ducts was experimentally investigated. The average convection heat transfer coefficients, determined by measuring temperatures before and after heating sections with constant temperatures at the tube wall, were used to obtain simple new empirical expressions to estimate the Nusselt numbers for fully established flows at the thermal entrance of the cons...

  4. Numerical Investigation of Heat and Mass Transport and Surface Condensation due to Food Resp?rat?on and Transp?rat?on in a Refr?gerated Space with Forced Convection

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    Kocaturk, Serdar; Egrican, Nilufer

    2013-01-01

    Food load and air-flow area within a refrigerated space having one air inlet and one air outlet have been taken as two separate control volumes interacting with each other at their boundaries. In the lower control volume, stored vegetable products have been located and heat and mass transfer due to respiration and transpiration of these products have been modeled for determining boundary conditions of the upper control volume, in which heat and mass transport within the air circulation above...

  5. Solutions manual and computer programs for physical and computational aspects of convective heat transfer

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    This book is designed to accompany Physical and Computational Aspects of Convective Heat Transfer by T Cebeci and P Bradshaw and contains solutions to the exercises and computer programs for the numerical methods contained in that book Physical and Computational Aspects of Convective Heat Transfer begins with a thorough discussion of the physical aspects of convective heat transfer and presents in some detail the partial differential equations governing the transport of thermal energy in various types of flows The book is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students of aeronautical, chemical, civil and mechanical engineering It can also serve as a reference for the practitioner

  6. Long-term unsteadiness and large-scale structures in Rayleigh-Bénard convection with and without electromagnetic forcing:

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    Verdoold, J.

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    This dissertation focuses on turbulent thermal convection, which occurs in a wide range of (geo)physical situations, like in the atmosphere, the oceans, the interior of stars or planets, and engineering applications, like metal casting or crystal growth processes. In this work, a special type of thermal convection, Rayleigh-Bénard convection, is studied with and without an additional electromagnetic body force. Experiments are performed in a rectangular RB convection cell of aspect-ratio...

  7. The computer code CONDIF (release I) for transient convective-conductive heat transfer. User's manual

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    This report is the user's manual for the computer code CONDIF that has been developed for solving natural and forced convection problems. It describes the preparation of input data and the solution of a test problem

  8. On the Asymptotic Approach to Thermosolutal Convection in Heated Slow Reactive Boundary Layer Flows

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    Sandile S. Motsa

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The study sought to investigate thermosolutal convection and stability of two dimensional disturbances imposed on a heated boundary layer flow over a semi-infinite horizontal plate composed of a chemical species using a self-consistent asymptotic method. The chemical species reacts as it diffuses into the nearby fluid causing density stratification and inducing a buoyancy force. The existence of significant temperature gradients near the plate surface results in additional buoyancy and decrease in viscosity. We derive the linear neutral results by analyzing asymptotically the multideck structure of the perturbed flow in the limit of large Reynolds numbers. The study shows that for small Damkohler numbers, increasing buoyancy has a destabilizing effect on the upper branch Tollmien-Schlichting (TS instability waves. Similarly, increasing the Damkohler numbers (which corresponds to increasing the reaction rate has a destabilizing effect on the TS wave modes. However, for small Damkohler numbers, negative buoyancy stabilizes the boundary layer flow.

  9. Simulation of Convective Heat-Transfer Coefficient in a Buried Exchanger

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    Taoufik Mnasri

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This study presents analytical models allowing to study a forced convection laminar flow in non-established dynamic and thermic regimes. We treated a flow in a bitubular exchanger in permanent thermal contact with a semi-infinite medium, such as the ground. The wall temperature as well as the wall heat flux evolve in the course of time until a quasi-steady mode. The theoretical method is original because it uses Green's functions method to determine the analytical solutions of the heat propagation equation on the wall during the heating phase. These analytical solutions allow to identify the temperature distribution versus time. The complexity of the system geometry as well as the infinity of the medium surrounding the exchanger make the traditional methods of numerical resolution unable to solve the problem. We used, to solve it, the finite volume method coupled with the finite element method at the boundary. We studied the effect of Reynolds number, the fluid entry temperature and the transfer duration on the axial evolution of the heat transfer coefficient. We illustrated also the profile of the temperature field in the fluid medium.

  10. Heat transfer augmentation of magnetohydrodynamics natural convection in L-shaped cavities utilizing nanofluids

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    Sourtiji Ehsan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A numerical study of natural convection heat transfer through an alumina-water nanofluid inside L-shaped cavities in the presence of an external magnetic field is performed. The study has been carried out for a wide range of important parame­ters such as Rayleigh number, Hartmann number, aspect ratio of the cavity and solid volume fraction of the nanofluid. The influence of the nanoparticle, buoyancy force and the magnetic field on the flow and temperature fields have been plotted and discussed. The results show that after a critical Rayleigh number depending on the aspect ratio, the heat transfer in the cavity rises abruptly due to some significant changes in flow field. It is also found that the heat transfer enhances in the presence of the nanoparticles and increases with solid volume fraction of the nanofluid. In addition, the performance of the nanofluid utilization is more effective at high Ray­leigh numbers. The influence of the magnetic field has been also studied and de­duced that it has a remarkable effect on the heat transfer and flow field in the cavity that as the Hartmann number increases the overall Nusselt number is significantly decreased specially at high Rayleigh numbers.

  11. Heat transfer coefficient correlation for convective boiling inside plain and micro fin tubes using genetic algorithms

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    Two-phase flow heat transfer has been exhaustively studied over recent years. However, in this field several questions remain unanswered. Heat transfer coefficient prediction related to nucleate and convective boiling have been studied using different approaches, numerical, analytical and experimental. In this work, an experimental analysis, data representation and heat transfer coefficient prediction on two-phase heat transfer on nucleate and convective boiling are presented. An empirical correlation is obtained based on genetic algorithms search engine over a dimensional analysis of the two-phase flow heat transfer problem. (author)

  12. The Role of Ascent-Forced Convection in Orographic Precipitation: Results from the DOMEX Field Campaign

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    Minder, J. R.; Smith, R. B.; Nugent, A. D.; Kirshbaum, D. J.

    2011-12-01

    Shallow convection is a pervasive feature of orographic precipitation, but its detailed role remains poorly understood. The mountainous Caribbean island of Dominica is a natural laboratory for isolating the role of shallow convection in orographic rainfall. It lies in a region of persistent easterly trade wind flow, and receives much of its rainfall from shallow convection that is forced mechanically by ascent of easterly flow over the Dominican terrain. The Dominica Experiment (DOMEX) has focused on convective orographic precipitation over the island from 2007-2011. The first phase of the project developed a climatology of rainfall and theories to explain the observed enhancement over the terrain. The second phase of the project (Apr-May 2011) has provided a detailed view of 20 individual rainfall events with data from: surface gauges, time-lapse photography, operational radar scans, a mountaintop weather station, and both in situ and remote observations from the University of Wyoming King Air research aircraft. Focusing on ascent--forced convection during DOMEX has revealed a number of the key processes that control the rainfall. Upwind of the island, clouds and water vapor anomalies exist that appear to play a crucial role in seeding the convection over the terrain and determining its vigor. Over the windward slopes the air is readily lifted with little flow deflection. Strong convective cells rapidly develop to produce large rainfall rates. Over the lee slopes of the terrain there is an abrupt transition to a deep and turbulent plunging flow that quickly eliminates convective clouds, but allows for the spillover of rainfall. The air that passes over the island is transformed such that low-levels are dried, warmed and decelerated, and the downwind wake becomes less hospitable to trade wind cumuli.

  13. Heat Transfer of Thermocapillary Convection in a Two-Layered Fluid System Under the Influence of Magnetic Field

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    Ramachandran, N.; Ludovisis, D.; Cha, S. S.

    2006-01-01

    Heat transfer of a two-layer fluid system has been of great importance in a variety of industrial applications. For example, the phenomena of immiscible fluids can be found in materials processing and heat exchangers. Typically in solidification from a melt, the convective motion is the dominant factor that affects the uniformity of material properties. In the layered flow, thermocapillary forces can come into an important play, which was first emphasized by a previous investigator in 1958. Under extraterrestrial environments without gravity, thermocapillary effects can be a more dominant factor, which alters material properties in processing. Control and optimization of heat transfer in an immiscible fluid system need complete understanding of the flow phenomena that can be induced by surface tension at a fluid interface. The present work is focused on understanding of the magnetic field effects on thermocapillary convection, in order to optimize material processing. That is, it involves the study of the complicated phenomena to alter the flow motion in crystal growth. In this effort, the Marangoni convection in a cavity with differentially heated sidewalls is investigated with and without the influence of a magnetic field. As a first step, numerical analyses are performed, by thoroughly investigating influences of all pertinent physical parameters. Experiments are then conducted, with preliminary results, for comparison with the numerical analyses.

  14. Multi-crystalline silicon solidification under controlled forced convection

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    Cablea, M.; Zaidat, K.; Gagnoud, A.; Nouri, A.; Chichignoud, G.; Delannoy, Y.

    2015-05-01

    Multi-crystalline silicon wafers have a lower production cost compared to mono-crystalline wafers. This comes at the price of reduced quality in terms of electrical properties and as a result the solar cells made from such materials have a reduced efficiency. The presence of different impurities in the bulk material plays an important role during the solidification process. The impurities are related to different defects (dislocations, grain boundaries) encountered in multi-crystalline wafers. Applying an alternative magnetic field during the solidification process has various benefits. Impurities concentration in the final ingot could be reduced, especially metallic species, due to a convective term added in the liquid that reduces the concentration of impurities in the solute boundary layer. Another aspect is the solidification interface shape that is influenced by the electromagnetic stirring. A vertical Bridgman type furnace was used in order to study the solidification process of Si under the influence of a travelling magnetic field able to induce a convective flow in the liquid. The furnace was equipped with a Bitter type three-phase electromagnet that provides the required magnetic field. A numerical model of the furnace was developed in ANSYS Fluent commercial software. This paper presents experimental and numerical results of this approach, where interface markings were performed.

  15. Numerical investigation of natural convection heat transfer in volumetrically heated spherical segments

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    Numerical analysis of natural convection inside a heat generated fluid was performed for four different spherical geometries that match the experimental vessels used by Asfia et al. [5-7]. The transient calculations were performed with the CFX 5.7 fluid dynamic software. The simulations show that the highest heat flux is just below the rim of the cavity and it can be 50 times higher than at the bottom. Based on the numerical results, the local values of heat transfer coefficient and the distributions of global Nusselt number were calculated. The present, three-dimensional simulation results were compared with the numerical results of Mayinger et al. [3] and Reineke et al. [4], and with the experimental data of Asfia et al. [5-7]. The agreement between the results that is well inside the experimental scatter verifies the selected modeling approach. (author)

  16. NUMERICAL STUDY OF LAMINAR FORCED CONVECTION OF WATER/AL2O3 NANOFLUID IN AN ANNULUS WITH CONSTANT WALL TEMPERATURE

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    Amin Kashani

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Laminar forced convection of a nanofluid consisting of water and Al2O3 in a horizontal annulus has been studied numerically. Two-phase mixture model has been used to investigate thermal behaviors of the nanofluid over constant temperature thermal boundary condition and with different volume concentration of nanoparticles. Comparisons with previously published experimental and analytical works on flow behavior in horizontal annulus show good agreements between the results as volume fraction is zero. In general convective heat transfer coefficient increases with nanoparticle concentration.

  17. Explicit finite element analysis of convective-conductive heat transfer

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    The present paper discusses an explicit finite element approach to problems in transient convective-conductive heat transfer in a fluid region. The governing equations are the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations coupled with the thermal energy equation. Plane and axisymmetric problems are considered in terms of the primitive variables: velocity, pressure and temperature. The space discretization is based on 4-node or 9-node quadrilateral finite elements, while a finite difference method is used for time integration. Due to the complexity of the governing equations, an explicit time discretization method is choosen in connection with a diagonal mass representation. To deal with the necessarily implicit incompressibility constraint and the associated pressure terms, a fractional-step method is developed for marching in time. In this way, the pressure field is fully decoupled from and solved alternatively with the momentum equations. A weak treatment of the prescribed tangential components of velocity is introduced in order to avoid the spurious phenomenon of chequerboard splitting of the discrete pressure field encountered in other studies. To illustrate the proposed fractional-step method, numerical examples are presented in plane and axisymmetric configurations using both bilinear and biquadratic local approximations. The solutions obtained are found in good agreement with previously published results. (orig.)

  18. Two Experiments for Estimating Free Convection and Radiation Heat Transfer Coefficients

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    Economides, Michael J.; Maloney, J. O.

    1978-01-01

    This article describes two simple undergraduate heat transfer experiments which may reinforce a student's understanding of free convection and radiation. Apparatus, experimental procedure, typical results, and discussion are included. (Author/BB)

  19. THERMAL DIFFUSION EFFECT ON MHD FREE CONVECTION HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER FLOW PAST A UNIFORMLY VERTICAL PLATE WITH HEAT SINK

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    G. Vidyasagar

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the combined effect of thermal diffusion and heat absorption on the MHD free convection heat and mass transfer flow of a viscous incompressible fluid past a continuously moving infinite plate. Closed form of solution for the velocity, temperature and concentration field are obtained and discussed graphically for various values of the physical parameters present. In addition, expressions for the skin friction is also derived and finally discussed with the help of table and graphs.Keywords: Free convection, Heat and Mass transfer, Heat Sink, Thermal radiation, Magnetic Field.

  20. Natural convective heat transfer in a quadratic cavity with periodic temperature boundary conditions

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    One investigated numerically into the natural convective heat transfer in an incline quadratic cavity with periodic temperature boundary conditions. One determined dependences of the total heat flow on frequency of wall temperature fluctuations. One studied dependences of heat flux on angle of inclination for different values of fluctuation frequency

  1. Theoretical investigations of the transition from bubble boiling to film boiling at forced convection

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    The model laws for the initial film boiling at forced convection are realized in vertical tubes. The local conditions in the investigated area were regarded to be most effective and sufficient for the description. The theory was confirmed by experimental data. (orig.)

  2. Effect of a circular cylinder on separated forced convection at a backward-facing step

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    The current study investigates the augmentation in the laminar forced convection characteristics of the backward-facing step flow in a two-dimensional channel by means of introducing an adiabatic circular cylinder in the domain. The effects of various cross-stream positions (i.e., yc = 0-1.5) of the circular cylinder on the flow and heat transfer characteristics of the backward-facing step flow has been numerically explored for the Reynolds number range 1-200 and Prandtl number of 0.71 (air). The governing continuity, Navier-Stokes and energy equations along with appropriate boundary conditions are solved by using FLUENT. The flow and thermal fields have been explained by streamline and isotherm profiles, respectively; however, no temperature dependency effects are considered for the flow viscosity and thermal conductivity. The engineering parameters like wake/recirculation length, total drag coefficient and average Nusselt number, etc. are calculated for the above range of conditions. The present results show an enhancement in the peak Nusselt value of up to 155% using a circular cylinder as compared to the unobstructed case (i.e., without cylinder). Finally, simple correlations for total drag coefficient and peak Nusselt number are obtained for the above range of conditions. (authors)

  3. Steady and transient film boiling on a sphere in forced convection

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    A theoretical study of film boiling on a sphere in forced convection is given. First the steady state is analysed, ie the assumption is made that the sphere temperature is maintained constant. Subcooling is included in the model. Simple analytical solutions are obtained for the vapour film thickness and local Nusselt number in two limiting cases, corresponding roughly to large and small subcooling. The usefulness of these two results is enhanced by two factors: the range not covered by either limiting case is rather small, and the parameters occurring in the solutions do not depend explicitly on the sphere radius or its velocity. Next it is shown that (in the parameter regime appropriate to the experiments so far reported) the transients in the vapour and coolant are negligible and therefore a quasi-steady approximation is valid in those regions. Thus the steady-state theory already obtained can be used to formulate the unsteady heat-transfer problem for the sphere. The solution of this problem is given. (author)

  4. A study on sodium pool combustion phenomena under forced or natural convection airflow

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    Full text of publication follows: Sodium pool fire is a design basis accident of sodium-cooled fast reactor. In this study, a numerical method for axisymmetric two-dimensional modeling of sodium pool fire has been developed. Flow dynamics calculation is based on SIMPLE method. It considers coupling of thermal-hydraulics, chemical reaction and aerosol dynamics equations. One assumes chemical equilibrium is valid for the chemical reaction because the reaction rate seems to be higher than mass transfer. The aerosol dynamic equation is solved for multi-group diameters classes. Also low Reynolds number two equation turbulence model for fluid flow and zero equation turbulence model for temperature field are used in the computer code. From the present two-dimensional computation, phenomena of sodium pool fire are understood such as flow and temperature fields and aerosol mass distribution of various sizes for forced and natural convection airflow situations. It has been found that the burning rate and aerosol release fraction calculated by the numerical methodology are in agreement with experimental data. The burning rate varies along with the radial direction by a factor of 20 and the mass and heat transfer around the pool edges is maximum and most influential. The thermal-hydraulic phenomena in the near-surface region are very important to determine sodium pool fire consequence such as burning rate and aerosol emission. (authors)

  5. Numerical computation of 3D heat transfer in complex parallel convective exchangers using generalized Graetz modes

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    Pierre, Charles; Bouyssier, Julien; Gournay, Fre?de?ric; Plouraboue?, Franck

    2014-01-01

    We propose and develop a variational formulation dedicated to the simulation of parallel convective heat exchangers that handles possibly complex input/output conditions as well as connection between pipes. It is based on a spectral method that allows to re-cast three-dimensional heat exchangers into a two-dimensional eigenvalue problem, named the generalized Graetz problem. Our formulation handles either convective, adiabatic, or prescribed temperature at the entrance or at the exit of the e...

  6. STATUS AND PERSPECTIVES OF CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH PRESSURE GAS IN HEAT EXCHANGER

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    Full Text Available In Indian Coal mines, underground mines, mineral ore mines syngases at high pressure and high temperature are found in large quantities. This syngas is highly toxic, harmful and flammable gas which will be present in atmosphere which may cause many accidents. Hence it is necessary to reduce the content of syngas from mines in the atmosphere. This paper describes literature review of Convective heat transfer characteristics of high pressure gas used in mines. Heat transfer in convection cooling section of pressurized coal gasifier with the membrane helical coils and membrane serpentine tubes under high pressure is studied. This review covers the status and perspectives of syngas used in heat exchanger. It also covers the work carried out by different research scholar in this promising area. Some suggestions in the form of new concept are also suggested to reduce the percentage of high pressure syngas in the atmosphere. This paper will be useful for those who are working in the field of coal mine, underground mines and mineral ore mines.

  7. Using magnetic fluids to simulate convection in a central force field in the laboratory

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Large-scale convection in planetary or stellar interiors plays a significant role but it is difficult to reproduce the central force field of those systems in experimental studies. A technique to approximate a central force field through the magnetic field from magnets acting on a magnetic liquid is presented. The thermomagnetic convection in a spherical shell filled with a magnetic liquid is analyzed in the context of a terrestrial laboratory using a 2D Finite Element model. Two configurations of magnetic fields were investigated, one resulting in a radially decreasing force field, and the other in a radially increasing force field. The results suggest that, while the actual force field does not reproduce the central gravity in planetary interiors accurately, it captures the essential qualitative character of the flow unlike other terrestrial experiments, which were either dominated by gravity or by a cylindrical radial force field. It is therefore suggested that such an experiment would provide a useful tool to investigate thermal convection in planetary interiors.

  8. Studies on forced convection nanofluid flow in circular conduits

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    2012-01-01

    An experimental system was developed and used to study the nanofluid flow and heat transfer in circular conduits. Experiments were performed for a variety of nanofluid flow features in the system. Results obtained from the study show that the heat transfer rate for flow of the base fluid is less than that of the nanofluid used in the study. It was also found that the observed relationship between molecular diffusivity of momentum and the molecular diffusivity of thermal energy at the macrosca...

  9. Numerical Investigation of Turbulent Natural Convection Heat Transfer in an Internally-Heated Melt Pool and Metallic Layer

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    This paper presents results of numerical investigation of turbulent natural convection in an internally-heated oxidic pool, and in a metallic layer heated from below and cooled from top and sidewalls. Emphasis is placed upon applicability of the existing heat transfer correlations (obtained from simulant-material experiments) in assessments of a prototypic severe reactor accident. The objectives of this study are (i) to improve the current understanding of the physics of unstably stratified flows, and (ii) to reduce uncertainties associated with modeling and assessment of natural convection heat transfer in the above configuration. Prediction capabilities of different turbulence modeling approaches are first examined and discussed, based on extensive results of numerical investigations performed by present authors. Findings from numerical modeling of turbulent natural convection flow and heat transfer in melt pools and metallic layers are then described. (authors)

  10. Preliminary Numerical Analysis of Convective Heat Transfer Loop Using MARS Code

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    Lee, Yongjae; Seo, Gwang Hyeok; Jeun, Gyoodong; Kim, Sung Joong [Hanyang Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15

    The MARS has been developed adopting two major modules: RELAP5/MOD3 (USA) for one-dimensional (1D) two-fluid model for two-phase flows and COBRA-TF code for a three-dimensional (3D), two-fluid, and three-field model. In addition to the MARS code, TRACE (USA) is a modernized thermal-hydraulics code designed to consolidate and extend the capabilities of NRC's 3 legacy safety code: TRAC-P, TRAC-B and RELAP. CATHARE (French) is also thermal-hydraulic system analysis code for Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) safety. There are several researches on comparing experimental data with simulation results by the MARS code. Kang et al. conducted natural convection heat transfer experiments of liquid gallium loop, and the experimental data were compared to MARS simulations. Bang et al. examined the capability of the MARS code to predict condensation heat transfer experiments with a vertical tube containing a non-condensable gas. Moreover, Lee et al. adopted MELCOR, which is one of the severe accident analysis codes, to evaluate several strategies for the severe accident mitigation. The objective of this study is to conduct the preliminary numerical analysis for the experimental loop at HYU using the MARS code, especially in order to provide relevant information on upcoming experiments for the undergraduate students. In this study, the preliminary numerical analysis for the convective heat transfer loop was carried out using the MARS Code. The major findings from the numerical simulations can be summarized as follows. In the calculations of the outlet and surface temperatures, the several limitations were suggested for the upcoming single-phase flow experiments. The comparison work for the HTCs shows validity for the prepared input model. This input could give useful information on the experiments. Furthermore, the undergraduate students in department of nuclear engineering, who are going to be taken part in the experiments, could prepare the program with the input, and will be provided with expected results for the single-phase and forced convective phenomena. For the future study, different materials for the heating part are considered, such as other metals or silicon carbide (SiC) tube, which is a candidate material of fuel claddings for current and next-generation reactors.

  11. Preliminary Numerical Analysis of Convective Heat Transfer Loop Using MARS Code

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    The MARS has been developed adopting two major modules: RELAP5/MOD3 (USA) for one-dimensional (1D) two-fluid model for two-phase flows and COBRA-TF code for a three-dimensional (3D), two-fluid, and three-field model. In addition to the MARS code, TRACE (USA) is a modernized thermal-hydraulics code designed to consolidate and extend the capabilities of NRC's 3 legacy safety code: TRAC-P, TRAC-B and RELAP. CATHARE (French) is also thermal-hydraulic system analysis code for Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) safety. There are several researches on comparing experimental data with simulation results by the MARS code. Kang et al. conducted natural convection heat transfer experiments of liquid gallium loop, and the experimental data were compared to MARS simulations. Bang et al. examined the capability of the MARS code to predict condensation heat transfer experiments with a vertical tube containing a non-condensable gas. Moreover, Lee et al. adopted MELCOR, which is one of the severe accident analysis codes, to evaluate several strategies for the severe accident mitigation. The objective of this study is to conduct the preliminary numerical analysis for the experimental loop at HYU using the MARS code, especially in order to provide relevant information on upcoming experiments for the undergraduate students. In this study, the preliminary numerical analysis for the convective heat transfer loop was carried out using the MARS Code. The major findings from the numerical simulations can be summarized as follows. In the calculations of the outlet and surface temperatures, the several limitations were suggested for the upcoming single-phase flow experiments. The comparison work for the HTCs shows validity for the prepared input model. This input could give useful information on the experiments. Furthermore, the undergraduate students in department of nuclear engineering, who are going to be taken part in the experiments, could prepare the program with the input, and will be provided with expected results for the single-phase and forced convective phenomena. For the future study, different materials for the heating part are considered, such as other metals or silicon carbide (SiC) tube, which is a candidate material of fuel claddings for current and next-generation reactors

  12. Network Simulation of Laminar Convective Heat and Mass Transfer over a Vertical Slender Cylinder with Uniform Surface Heat and Mass Flux

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    J. Zueco

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The steady, laminar axisymmetric convective heat and mass transfer in boundary layer flow over a vertical thin cylindrical configuration in the presence of significant surface heat and mass flux is studied theoretically and numerically. The governing boundary-layer equations for momentum, energy and species conservation are transformed from a set of partial differential equations in a (x,r coordinate system to a ( system using a group of similarity transformations. The resulting equations are solved using the Network Simulation Method (NSM for the buoyancy-assisted pure free convection and also the pure forced convection cases, wherein the effects of Schmidt number, Prandtl number and surface mass parameter on velocity, temperature and concentration distributions in the regime are presented graphically and discussed. For the buoyancy-assisted pure free convection case, nondimensional velocity (f/ is found to increase with a rise in surface mass transfer (S but decrease with increasing Prandtl number (Pr, particularly in the vicinity of the cylinder surface (small radial coordinate, . Dimensionless temperature ( decreases however with increasing S values from the cylinder surface into the free stream; with increasing Prandtl number, temperature is strongly reduced, with the most significant decrease at the cylinder surface. Dimensionless concentration ( is decreased continuously throughout the boundary layer regime with an increase in S; conversely is enhanced for all radial coordinate values with an increase in Prandtl number. For the pure forced convection case, velocity increases both with dimensionless axial coordinate ( and dimensionless radial coordinate ( but decays smoothly with increasing Prandtl number and increasing Schmidt number, from the cylinder surface to the edge of the boundary layer domain. The model finds applications in industrial metallurgical processes, thermal energy systems, polymer processing, etc.

  13. Influence of Pr on Natural Convection Heat Transfer of an Open Channel Finned Plate

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    The finned plate provides the extended heat transfer area and improves the heat transfer. However when the fin spacing becomes small, the pressure drop increases due to frictional loss, heat transfer is impaired. Thus there is an optimal fin spacing. For the natural convection heat transfer, the heated thermal boundary layer drives the flow and the influence of the Prandtl number on the heat transfer will be very important as the thickness of the thermal boundary layer depends on it. This study aims at investigating the influence of the Prandtl number on the natural convection heat transfer of the finned plate. Numerical analyses were performed by varying the Pr from 2 to 2,014. Numerical analysis was performed for the natural convection heat transfer of a finned plate in an open channel. In order to investigate the influence of the Prandtl number on the heat transfer, four different values of Prandtl numbers were simulated and compared. As expected, the velocity profiles were almost similar except for the fact that the boundary layer develops earlier for smaller Prandtl number fluid. However the temperature profiles varied drastically depending on the values of the Prandtl number. As the Prandtl number increases, the thermal boundary layer reduces. The comparisons of the results with Le Fevre natural convection heat transfer correlation for vertical plate shows that as the Pr increases, the NuL of the finned plate becomes similar to that of the flat plate of the same heat transfer area

  14. Efficiency of Heat Transfer in Turbulent Rayleigh-Benard Convection.

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    Urban, Pavel; Musilová, V?ra; Skrbek, L.

    2011-01-01

    Ro?. 107, ?. 1 (2011), 014302:1-4. ISSN 0031-9007 R&D Projects: GA AV ?R KJB200650902 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20650511 Keywords : natural convection * thermal convection Subject RIV: BK - Fluid Dynamics Impact factor: 7.370, year: 2011

  15. The effect of Coriolis force on nonlinear convection in a porous medium

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    D. H. Riahi

    1994-09-01

    Full Text Available Nonlinear convection in a porous medium and rotating about vertical axis is studied in this paper. An upper bound to the heat flux is calculated by the method initiated first by Howard [6] for the case of infinite Prandtl number.

  16. Thermal-hydraulic posttest analysis for the ANL/MCTF 3600 model heat-exchanger water test under mixed convection

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    As a result of the uncertainties in the understanding of the influence of thermal-buoyancy effects on the flow and heat transfer in Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor heat exchangers and steam generators under off-normal operating conditions, an extensive experimental program is being conducted at Argonne National Laboratory to eliminate these uncertainties. Concurrently, a parallel analytical effort is also being pursued to develop a three-dimensional transient computer code (COMMIX-IHX) to study and predict heat exchanger performance under mixed, forced, and free convection conditions. This paper presents computational results from a heat exchanger simulation and compares them with the results from a test case exhibiting strong thermal buoyancy effects. Favorable agreement between experiment and code prediction is obtained

  17. Effects of Lewis number on coupled heat and mass transfer in a circular tube subjected to external convective heating

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    Jiao, Anjun; Zhang, Yuwen; Ma, Hongbin; Critser, John

    2009-01-01

    Heat and mass transfer in a circular tube subject to the boundary condition of the third kind is investigated. The closed form of temperature and concentration distributions, the local Nusselt number based on the total external heat transfer and convective heat transfer inside the tube, as well as the Sherwood number were obtained. The effects of Lewis number and Biot number on heat and mass transfer were investigated.

  18. Effects of Lewis number on coupled heat and mass transfer in a circular tube subjected to external convective heating.

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    Jiao, Anjun; Zhang, Yuwen; Ma, Hongbin; Critser, John

    2009-03-01

    Heat and mass transfer in a circular tube subject to the boundary condition of the third kind is investigated. The closed form of temperature and concentration distributions, the local Nusselt number based on the total external heat transfer and convective heat transfer inside the tube, as well as the Sherwood number were obtained. The effects of Lewis number and Biot number on heat and mass transfer were investigated. PMID:20862211

  19. A reassessment of the heat transport by variable viscosity convection with plates and lids

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    The heat transport by a viscous fluid with temperature dependent viscosity has been studied numerically. As opposed to previous models, the top surface of the fluid clearly defines a tectonic plate with horizontally uniform velocity and subduction. Past studies failed to incorporate plates, the heat transport is as efficient as Rayleigh-Benard convection with constant viscosity; there is a strong buffering between internal temperature and heat loss. Past studies of parameterized convection which incorporated parameters indicative of strong buffering between internal temperature and total heat output still provide the most physically plausible representation of the Earth's thermal evolution

  20. Three-dimensional numerical predictions of internally heated free convective flows

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    Steady laminar free convection in cylindrical tanks containing high Prandtl number fluids, heated with localized point or line heat sources, is simulated in three dimensions. The governing system of equations in primitive variables, simplified with the Boussinesq approximation is solved using a segregated numerical formulation with skewed time-like marching procedure. The discretized pressure correction equation, which links the continuity and momentum equations is solved using a multigrid method. Flow and temperature fields are predicted for a variety of heat source strengths, lengths and locations and heat transfer coefficients at the convective boundaries. The effects of these variables on the thermal and hydrodynamic conditions in the tank are presented and analysed. (orig.)

  1. Unsteady natural convection of heat generating fluid in a horizontal cylinder

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    An experimental and analytical study was performed to investigate decaying natural convection after sudden stop of heat generation in the fluid. Experiments were carried out with dilute electrolyte which could be heated by passing an alternating current through it. The temperature profiles and the heat transfer coefficients were determined with an interferometer. The governing differential equations were solved numerically to simulate the velocity and temperature distributions. From these results, the transient aspects for the decaying natural convection of heat generating fluid were clarified in detail. (author)

  2. Unsteady natural convection of heat generating fluid in a horizontal cylinder, 2

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    An experimental and analytical study was performed to investigate decaying natural convection after sudden stop of heat generation in a fluid. Experiments were carried out with a dilute electrolyte which could be heated by passing an alternating current through it. The temperature profiles and the heat transfer coefficients were determined with an interferometer. The governing differential equations were solved numerically to simulate the velocity and temperature distributions. From these results, the transient aspects for the decaying natural convection of heat generating fluid were clarified in detail. (author)

  3. On the scaling of heat transfer for mixed heating convection in a spherical shell

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    Choblet, Gaël

    2012-09-01

    Planetary mantles and solid shells of icy satellites potentially undergoing natural convection are subjected to a mixed heating configuration including basal (from thermal exchanges with a subjacent, possibly liquid, layer) and internal (from radioactive decay or tidal dissipation) sources. In the quasi-static approximation, the average cooling/heating of the layer is also considered as an instantaneous internal heat source to model transient evolutions. In a previous study (Choblet and Parmentier, 2009), we have proposed simple scaling relationships to describe heat transfer for an isoviscous fluid in such a mixed heating configuration in the case of a Cartesian geometry. Here, we extend this analysis to the case of a spherical shell. A framework based on a temperature scale associated with the global surface heat flux is introduced. This enables a simple description of the cold boundary layer, independent of the heating configuration and of the relative radius of the inner boundary of the shell. When free-slip mechanical boundaries are prescribed, numerical experiments present a significant departure from the prediction (up to ?30%). We show that this is caused by the impact of hot plumes on the cold boundary layer when a large amount of basal heating is prescribed. The results of no-slip calculations are well predicted by the scaling which thus could be applied to planetary mantles where convection occurs beneath a rigid lithosphere. The lower hot boundary layer is included in our analysis through the ratio of the temperature differences across both boundary layers: the simple scaling indicates that this ratio is independent of the Rayleigh number, and varies only with the amount of basal heating and with the curvature of the layer. This is shown to be valid in the no-slip case. In the free-slip case, a departure from this scaling is observed in the calculations but for the range of values corresponding to planetary bodies, the agreement is good. We conduct transient numerical experiments and show that the quasi-static approximation is valid in the configuration investigated here. Implications for more complex planetary set-ups are discussed.

  4. Natural convection in enclosures. Proceedings of the nineteenth national heat transfer conference, Orlando, FL, July 27-30, 1980

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    Natural convection in low aspect ratio rectangular enclosures is considered along with three-dimensional convection within rectangular boxes, natural convection flow visualization in irradiated water cooled by air flow over the surface, free convection in vertical slots, the stratification in natural convection in vertical enclosures, the flow structure with natural convection in inclined air-filled enclosures, and natural convection across tilted, rectangular enclosures of small aspect ratio. Attention is given to the effect of wall conduction and radiation on natural convection in a vertical slot with uniform heat generation of the heated wall, a numerical study of thermal insulation enclosure, free convection in a piston-cylinder enclosure with sinusoidal piston motion, natural convection heat transfer between bodies and their spherical enclosure, an experimental study of the steady natural convection in a horizontal annulus with irregular boundaries, three-dimensional natural convection in a porous medium between concentric inclined cylinders, a numerical solution for natural convection in concentric spherical annuli, and heat transfer by natural convection in porous media between two concentric spheres

  5. Optimum rib size to enhance forced convection in a horizontal triangular duct with ribbed internal surfaces

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    Luo, D. D.; Leung, C. W.; Chan, T. L.

    2004-09-01

    The optimum rib size to enhance heat transfer had been proposed through an experimental investigation on the forced convection of a fully developed turbulent flow in an air-cooled horizontal equilateral triangular duct fabricated on its internal surfaces with uniformly spaced square ribs. Five different rib sizes (B) of 5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 7.9 mm and 9 mm, respectively, were used in the present investigation, while the separation (S) between the center lines of two adjacent ribs was kept at a constant of 57 mm. The experimental triangular ducts were of the same axial length (L) of 1050 mm and the same hydraulic diameter (D) of 44 mm. Both the ducts and the ribs were fabricated with duralumin. For every experimental set-up, the entire inner wall of the duct was heated uniformly while the outer wall was thermally insulated. From the experimental results, a maximum average Nusselt number of the triangular duct was observed at the rib size of 7.9 mm (i.e. relative rib size B/D = 0.1795 ). Considering the pressure drop along the triangular duct, it was found to increase almost linearly with the rib size. Non-dimensional expressions had been developed for the determination of the average Nusselt number and the average friction factor of the equilateral triangular ducts with ribbed internal surfaces. The developed equations were valid for a wide range of Reynolds numbers of 4,000 < Re D < 23,000 and relative rib sizes of 0.11 ?slant frac{B} {D} ?slant 0.21 under steady-state condition.

  6. Bubble departure size in forced convective subcooled boiling flow under static and heaving conditions

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    Highlights: ? Experiment was carried out on bubble departure size under heaving motion. ? High-speed camera was mounted on heaving platform to capture bubble departure size. ? Trends of mass flux and inlet subcooling on bubble departure size were studied. ? Flow rate fluctuation and acceleration variation affected bubble departure size. ? A modified model was proposed to predict bubble departure size in heaving conditions. - Abstract: A visual study of bubble departure size in forced convective subcooled boiling flow under static and heaving conditions was presented. High-speed digital images of flow boiling phenomena were obtained, which were used to measure bubble departure diameter. Experiments were conducted at atmosphere pressure in a narrow rectangular channel, with mass flux ranging from 300 to 710 kg/m2 s, heat flux ranging from 65 to 298 kW/m2 and inlet subcooling ranging from 20 to 40 K. The heaving frequency, which is generated by a six degrees-of-freedom platform, ranged from 0.2 to 0.61 Hz. The results indicated that decreasing mass flux and increasing heat flux had a tendency to increase bubble departure diameter under static condition. In heaving motion, bubble departure size was affected by additional heaving acceleration and flow rate fluctuation. A bubble departure model was proposed to predict the bubble departure diameter under static and heaving conditions by considering the additional acceleration and flow rate flul acceleration and flow rate fluctuation. The proposed model agreed well with the experimental data within the averaged relative deviation of ±17.5%.

  7. Impact of tidal heating on the onset of convection in Enceladus’s ice shell

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    B?hounková, Marie; Tobie, Gabriel; Choblet, Gaël; ?adek, Ond?ej

    2013-09-01

    By performing 3D simulations of thermal convection and tidal dissipation, we investigated the effect of tidal heating on the onset of convection in Enceladus’s ice shell. We considered a composite non-Newtonian rheology including diffusion, grain-size-sensitive and dislocation creeps, and we defined an effective tidal viscosity reproducing the dissipation function as predicted by the Andrade rheology. For simulations with no or moderate tidal heating, the onset of convection requires ice grain sizes smaller than or equal to 0.5-0.6 mm. For simulations including significant tidal heating (>10-6 W m-3), the critical grain size for the onset of convection is shifted up to values of 1-1.5 mm. Whatever the width of the internal ocean, convection is initiated in the polar region due to enhanced tidal dissipation at high latitudes. For a given eccentricity value, the onset of convection depends on the ocean width, as tidal flexing and hence tidal heat production is controlled by the ocean width. For heating rates larger than 5-9 × 10-7 W m-3, we systematically observe the occurrence of melting in our simulations, whatever the grain size and for both convecting and non-convecting cases. Grain sizes smaller than 1.5 mm, required to initiate convection, may be obtained either by the presence of a few percent of impurities limiting the grain growth by pinning effects or by the increase of stress and hence dynamic recrystallization associated with tidally-induced melting events.

  8. GEOFLOW: simulation of convection in a spherical shell under central force field

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    P. Beltrame

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Time-dependent dynamical simulations related to convective motion in a spherical gap under a central force field due to the dielectrophoretic effect are discussed. This work is part of the preparation of the GEOFLOW-experiment which is planned to run in a microgravity environment. The goal of this experiment is the simulation of large-scale convective motion in a geophysical or astrophysical framework. This problem is new because of, on the one hand, the nature of the force field (dielectrophoretic effect and, on another hand, the high degree of symmetries of the system, e.g. the top-bottom reflection. Thus, the validation of this simulation with well-known results is not possible. The questions concerning the influence of the dielectrophoretic force and the possibility to reproduce the theoretically expected motions in the astrophysical framework, are open. In the first part, we study the system in terrestrial conditions: the unidirectional Earth's force is superimposed on the central dielectrophoretic force field to compare with the laboratory experiments during the development of the equipment. In the second part, the GEOFLOW-experiment simulations in weightless conditions are compared with theoretical studies in the astrophysical framework's, in the first instance a fluid under a self-gravitating force field. We present complex time-dependent dynamics, where the dielectrophoretic force field causes significant differences in the flow compared to the case that does not involve this force field.

  9. Strategy of experimental studies in PNC on natural convection decay heat removal

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    Experimental studies have been and are being carried out in PNC to establish the design and safety evaluation methods and the design and safety evaluation guide lines for decay heat removal by natural convection. A strategy of the experimental studies in PNC is described in this paper. The sphere of studies in PNC is to develop the evaluation methods to be available to DRACS as well as PRACS and IRACS for the plant where decay heat is removed by natural convection in some cases of loss of station service power. Similarity parameters related to natural convection are derived from the governing equations. The roles of both sodium and water experiments are defined in consideration of the importance of the similarity parameters and characteristics of scale model experiments. The experimental studies in PNC are reviewed. On the basis of the experimental results, recommended evaluation methods are shown for decay heat removal feature by natural convection. Future experimental works are also proposed. (author)

  10. Combined Effects of a Magnetic Field and a Helical Force on the Onset of a Rotating Rayleigh-Bénard Convection With Free-Free Boundaries

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    G. Pomalégni

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available We investigate the combined effects of rotation, magnetic field and helical force on the onset of stationary and oscillatory convection in a horizontal electrically conducting fluid layer heated from below with free-free boundary conditions. For this investigation the linear stability analysis studied in detail by Chandrasekhar (1961 is used. We obtain the condition for the formation of a single large-scale structure. In (Pomalégni et al., 2014 it was shown the existence of a critical value of the intensity of the helical force for which the apparition of two cells at marginal stability for the oscillatory convection is obtained. Then, we have shown here how the increasing of parameter Ta influences this critical value of the helical force intensity.

  11. Modified Laser Flash Method for Thermal Properties Measurements and the Influence of Heat Convection

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    Lin, Bochuan; Zhu, Shen; Ban, Heng; Li, Chao; Scripa, Rosalia N.; Su, Ching-Hua; Lehoczky, Sandor L.

    2003-01-01

    The study examined the effect of natural convection in applying the modified laser flash method to measure thermal properties of semiconductor melts. Common laser flash method uses a laser pulse to heat one side of a thin circular sample and measures the temperature response of the other side. Thermal diffusivity can be calculations based on a heat conduction analysis. For semiconductor melt, the sample is contained in a specially designed quartz cell with optical windows on both sides. When laser heats the vertical melt surface, the resulting natural convection can introduce errors in calculation based on heat conduction model alone. The effect of natural convection was studied by CFD simulations with experimental verification by temperature measurement. The CFD results indicated that natural convection would decrease the time needed for the rear side to reach its peak temperature, and also decrease the peak temperature slightly in our experimental configuration. Using the experimental data, the calculation using only heat conduction model resulted in a thermal diffusivity value is about 7.7% lower than that from the model with natural convection. Specific heat capacity was about the same, and the difference is within 1.6%, regardless of heat transfer models.

  12. Convective heat transfer from a heated elliptic cylinder at uniform wall temperature

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    Kaprawi, S.; Santoso, Dyos [Mechanical Department of Sriwijaya University, Jl. Raya Palembang-Prabumulih Km. 32 Inderalaya 50062 Ogan Ilir (Indonesia)

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    This study is carried out to analyse the convective heat transfer from a circular and an elliptic cylinders to air. Both circular and elliptic cylinders have the same cross section. The aspect ratio of cylinders range 0-1 are studied. The implicit scheme of the finite difference is applied to obtain the discretized equations of hydrodynamic and thermal problem. The Choleski method is used to solve the discretized hydrodynamic equation and the iteration method is applied to solve the discretized thermal equation. The circular cylinder has the aspect ratio equal to unity while the elliptical cylinder has the aspect ratio less than unity by reducing the minor axis and increasing the major axis to obtain the same cross section as circular cylinder. The results of the calculations show that the skin friction change significantly, but in contrast with the elliptical cylinders have greater convection heat transfer than that of circular cylinder. Some results of calculations are compared to the analytical solutions given by the previous authors.

  13. Adiabatic heating and convection caused by a fixed-heat-flux source in a near-critical fluid.

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    Soboleva, E B

    2003-10-01

    Dynamics and heat transfer in a near-critical fluid in a square cavity with a finite heat source located at the bottom are studied numerically. A thermally insulated enclosure and a fixed-heat-flux source are considered. The two-dimensional simulation is based on the full Navier-Stokes equations with two-scale splitting of the pressure and the van der Waals equation of state. It is shown that the piston effect is independent of convection. Near the critical point, this effect becomes independent of criticality and convective motions are damped. PMID:14682982

  14. Open Channel Natural Convection Heat Transfer on a Vertical Finned Plate

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    The natural convection heat transfer of vertical plate fin was investigated experimentally. Heat transfer systems were replaced by mass-transfer systems, based on the analogy concept. The experimental results lie within the predictions of the existing heat transfer correlations of plate-fin for the natural convections. An overlapped thermal boundary layers caused increasing heat transfer, and an overlapped momentum boundary layers caused decreasing heat transfer. As the fin height increases, heat transfer was enhanced due to increased inflow from the open side of the fin spacing. When fin spacing and fin height are large, heat transfer was unaffected by the fin spacing and fin height. Passive cooling by natural convection becomes more and more important for the nuclear systems as the station black out really happened at the Fukushima NPPs. In the RCCS (Reactor Cavity Cooling System) of a VHTR (Very High Temperature Reactor), natural convection cooling through duct system is adopted. In response to the stack failure event, extra cooling capacity adopting the fin array has to be investigated. The finned plate increases the surface area and the heat transfer increases. However, the plate of fin arrays may increase the pressure drop and the heat transfer decreases. Therefore, in order to enhance the passive cooling with fin arrays, the parameters for the fin arrays should be optimized. According to Welling and Wooldridge, a natural convection on vertical plate fin is function of Gr, Pr, L, t, S, and H. The present work investigated the natural convection heat transfer of a vertical finned plate with varying the fin height and the fin spacing. In order achieve high Rayleigh numbers, an electroplating system was employed and the mass transfer rates were measured using a copper sulfate electroplating system based on the analogy concept

  15. Single-Phase convective heat transfer and pressure drop coefficients in concentric annual

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    Zyl, Warren Reece

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    Varying diameter ratios associated with smooth concentric tube-in-tube heat exchangers are known to have an effect on its convective heat transfer capabilities. Much literature exists for predicting the inner tube’s heat transfer coefficients, however, limited research has been conducted for the annulus and some of the existing correlations are known to have large errors. Linear and nonlinear regression models exist for determining the heat transfer coefficients, however, ...

  16. Onset of nuclear boiling in forced convection (Method of detection)

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    Local onset of boiling in any pressure water cooling systems, as a PWR for instance, can mean a possible dangerous mismatch between the produced heat and the cooling capabilities. Its consequences can lead to serious accidental conditions and a reliable technique to detect such a phenomenon is therefore of particular need. Most techniques used up to now rely basically on local measurements and assume therefore usually the previous knowledge of the actual hot or boiling spot. The method proposed here based on externally located accelerometers appears to be sensitive to the global behaviour of the mechanical structure and is therefore not particularly bound to any exact localization of the sensors. The vibrations produced in the mechanical structure of the heated assembly are measured by accelerometers placed on the external surfaces that are easily accessible. The onset of the boiling, the growth and condensation of the bubbles on the heated wall, induces a resonance in the structure and an excitation at its particular eigen frequencies. Distinctive peaks are clearly observed in the spectral density function calculated from the accelerometer signal as soon as bubbles are produced. The technique is shown to be very sensitive even at the earliest phase of boiling and quite independent on sensor position. A complete hydrodynamic analysis of the experimental channels have been performed in order to assess the validity of the method both in steady conditions and during rapid power transients

  17. Convective heat transfer coefficients for exterior building surfaces: Existing correlations and CFD modelling

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    Convective heat transfer at exterior building surfaces has an impact on the design and performance of building components such as double-skin facades, solar collectors, solar chimneys and ventilated photovoltaic arrays, and also affects the thermal climate and cooling load in urban areas. In this study, an overview is given of existing correlations of the exterior convective heat transfer coefficient (CHTC) with the wind speed, indicating significant differences between these correlations. As an alternative to using existing correlations, the applicability of CFD to obtain forced CHTC correlations is evaluated, by considering a cubic building in an atmospheric boundary layer. Steady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations are performed and, instead of the commonly used wall functions, low-Reynolds number modelling (LRNM) is used to model the boundary-layer region for reasons of improved accuracy. The flow field is found to become quasi independent of the Reynolds number at Reynolds numbers of about 105. This allows limiting the wind speed at which the CHTC is evaluated and thus the grid resolution in the near-wall region, which significantly reduces the computational expense. The distribution of the power-law CHTC-U10 correlation over the windward and leeward surfaces is presented (U10 = reference wind speed at 10 m height). It is shown that these correlations can be accurately determined by simulations with relatively low wind spey simulations with relatively low wind speed values, which avoids the use of excessively fine grids for LRNM, and by using only two or three discrete wind speed values, which limits the required number of CFD simulations.

  18. Numerical simulation of forced convection over a periodic series of rectangular cavities at low Prandtl number

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    Highlights: ? We investigate laminar convective heat transfer in channels with periodic cavities. ? Heat transfer rates are lower than for the flat channel. ? This is ascribed to the steady circulating motion within the cavities. ? Diffusion in a low Prandtl number fluid can locally overcome the heat transfer decrease due to advection only for isothermal boundary conditions. - Abstract: Convective heat transfer in laminar conditions is studied numerically for a Prandtl number Pr = 0.025, representative of liquid lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE). The geometry investigated is a channel with a periodic series of shallow cavities. Finite-volume simulations are carried out on structured orthogonal curvilinear grids, for ten values of the Reynolds number based on the hydraulic diameter between Rem = 24.9 and Rem = 2260. Flow separation and reattachment are observed also at very low Reynolds numbers and wall friction is found to be remarkably unequal at the two walls. In almost all cases investigated, heat transfer rates are smaller than the corresponding flat channel values. Low-Prandtl number heat transfer rates, investigated by comparison with Pr = 0.71 results, are large only for uniform wall temperature and very low Re. Influence of flow separation on local heat transfer rates is discussed, together with the effect of different thermal boundary conditions. Dependency of heat transfer performance on the cavity geometry is also considered.ometry is also considered.

  19. Mixed convective and radiative heat transfer in an inclined rotating rectangular duct with a centered circular tube

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    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available A numerical study of steady state laminar forced and free convective and radiative heat transfer in an inclined rotating rectangular duct with a centered circular tube is reported for an hydrodynamically fully developed flow. The two heat transfer mechanisms of convection and radiation are treated i [...] ndependently and simultaneously. The coupled equations of momentum and energy transports are solved using Gauss-Seidel iteration technique subject to given boundary constraints. A thermal boundary condition of uniform wall temperature in the flow direction is considered. A special discritization method is employed to solve the problem associated with near boundary grid points. Results for mean and total mean Nusselt numbers for various values of Reynolds number ,Re; Rayleigh number , Ra ; Geometric ratio ,r g ; Aspect ratio, rA ; Radiation-Conduction parameter , . ; Optical thickness, J ; Rotational Reynolds number ,Ro and Emissivity, epsilon ; are presented. For the range of parameters considered, results show that radiation and rotation enhance heat transfer. It is also indicated in the results that heat transfer from the surface of the circle exceeds that of the rectangle. Optimum heat transfer and fluid bulk temperature are attained when the duct is vertically positioned. The Parameter ranges of 0.2 # r g # 0.84, 0 # PeRa # 7.3 x 10(5) and r g rA # 1 demarcate the extent of the validity of the numerical solution.

  20. Natural convection heat transfer of water on a horizontal downward facing stainless steel disk in a gap under atmospheric pressure conditions

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    An experimental study on natural convection heat transfer on a horizontal downward facing heated surface in a water gap has been carried out under atmospheric pressure conditions. A total of 7204 experimental data points are correlated using Rayleigh versus Nusselt number correlations in various forms, based on different independent variables. The effects of different characteristic lengths and film temperatures are discussed. The buoyancy force acts as a resistance force for natural convection heat transfer on a downward facing horizontal heated surface in a confined space. For the estimation of the natural convection heat transfer under the present conditions, empirical correlations in which Nusselt number is expressed as a function of Rayleigh number, or Rayleigh and Prandtl numbers both, may be used. However, the best accuracy is provided by an empirical correlation which expresses the Nusselt number as a function of the Rayleigh and Prandtl numbers, as well as the gap width-to-heated surface diameter ratio; and uses the temperature difference between the heated surface and the ambient fluid in the definition of Rayleigh number. The characteristic length is the gap size and the film temperature is the average fluid temperature

  1. Coupled thermo-capillary and buoyancy convection in a liquid layer locally heated on its free surface

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    Coupled buoyancy and thermo-capillary convection lead to a convective motion of the interface liquid/gas, which changes drastically the heat and mass transfer across the liquid layer. Two experiments are considered, depending on the fluid: oil or mercury. The liquid is set in a cooled cylindrical vessel, and heated by a heat flux across the center of the free surface. The basic flow, in the case of oil, is a torus. When the heat parameter increases, a stationary flow looking like petals or rays appears when the aspect ratio length/depth is small, and like concentric rings in the case of large values of the aspect ratio. The lateral confinement selects the azimuthal length wave. In the case of petals-like flow, a sub-critical Hopf bifurcation is underlined. The turbulence is found to be 'weak', even for the largest values of the Marangoni number (Ma ? 1.3 * 105). In the case of mercury, the thermo-capillary effect is reduced to zero, due to impurities at the surface, which have special trajectories we describe and compare to a simpler experiment. The only buoyancy forces induces an un-stationary, weakly turbulent flow as soon as the heating power exceeds 4 W (? 4.5 * 103, calculated with h = 1 mm). The last part concerns the analysis of the effect on the flow of the boundary conditions, the geometry, the Prandtl number, the buoyancy force, with the help of the literature. Results concerning heat transfer, especially the exponent of the law Nusselt number vs. heating power, are compared with available data. (author)

  2. Simulation of forced convection in a channel with nanofluid by the lattice Boltzmann method.

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    Sidik, Nor Azwadi Che; Khakbaz, Maysam; Jahanshaloo, Leila; Samion, Syahrullail; Darus, Amer Nordin

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    This paper presents a numerical study of the thermal performance of fins mounted on the bottom wall of a horizontal channel and cooled with either pure water or an Al2O3-water nanofluid. The bottom wall of the channel is heated at a constant temperature and cooled by mixed convection of laminar flow at a relatively low temperature. The results of the numerical simulation indicate that the heat transfer rate of fins is significantly affected by the Reynolds number (Re) and the thermal conductivity of the fins. The influence of the solid volume fraction on the increase of heat transfer is more noticeable at higher values of the Re. PMID:23594696

  3. Simulation of forced convection in a channel with nanofluid by the lattice Boltzmann method

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    Sidik, Nor Azwadi Che; Khakbaz, Maysam; Jahanshaloo, Leila; Samion, Syahrullail; Darus, Amer Nordin

    2013-04-01

    This paper presents a numerical study of the thermal performance of fins mounted on the bottom wall of a horizontal channel and cooled with either pure water or an Al2O3-water nanofluid. The bottom wall of the channel is heated at a constant temperature and cooled by mixed convection of laminar flow at a relatively low temperature. The results of the numerical simulation indicate that the heat transfer rate of fins is significantly affected by the Reynolds number (Re) and the thermal conductivity of the fins. The influence of the solid volume fraction on the increase of heat transfer is more noticeable at higher values of the Re.

  4. Effect of Coriolis force on thermomagnetic convection in a ferrofluid saturating porous medium: A weakly nonlinear stability analysis

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    Nanjundappa, C. E.; Shivakumara, I. S.; Prakash, H. N.

    2014-12-01

    We investigate the influence of Coriolis force on the onset of thermomagnetic convection in ferrofluid saturating a porous layer in the presence of a uniform vertical magnetic field using both linear and weakly non-linear analyses. The modified Brinkman-Forchheimer-extended Darcy equation with Coriolis term has been used to describe the fluid flow. The linear theory based on normal mode method is considered to find the criteria for the onset of stationary thermomagnetic Convection and weakly non-linear analysis based on minimal representation of truncated Fourier series analysis containing only two terms has been used to find the Nusselt number Nu as functions of time. The range of thermal Rayleigh number R beyond which the bifurcation becomes subcritical increases with increasing ?, Da-1 and Ta. The global quantity of the heat transfer rate decreases by increasing the Taylor number Ta. The results obtained, during the above analyses, have been presented graphically and the effects of various parameters on heat and mass transfer have been discussed. Finally, we have drawn the steady streamlines for various parameters.

  5. Conductive and convective heat transfer in fluid flows between differentially heated and rotating cylinders

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    Lopez, Jose M; Avila, Marc

    2015-01-01

    The flow of fluid confined between a heated rotating cylinder and a cooled stationary cylinder is a canonical experiment for the study of heat transfer in engineering. The theoretical treatment of this system is greatly simplified if the cylinders are assumed to be of infinite length or periodic in the axial direction, in which cases heat transfer occurs only through conduction as in a solid. We here investigate numerically heat transfer and the onset of turbulence in such flows by using both periodic and no-slip boundary conditions in the axial direction. We obtain a simple linear criterion that determines whether the infinite-cylinder assumption can be employed. The curvature of the cylinders enters this linear relationship through the slope and additive constant. For a given length-to-gap aspect ratio there is a critical Rayleigh number beyond which the laminar flow in the finite system is convective and so the behaviour is entirely different from the periodic case. The criterion does not depend on the Pra...

  6. Effective thermal conductivity and specific heat of Al2O3 nanofluid under convective flow

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    This study aims to figure out the effect of convective flow on the conventional specific heat and the formally reported effective thermal conductivity of Al2O3 nanofluid which has been obtained at a stationary state. The experimental conditions are fully developed laminar flow at a constant heat flux boundary condition through a circular tube. As a result, the Nusselt number of nanofluid is observed lower than the analytic value of 4.36. It implies that the specific heat of nanofluid under convective flow decreases through the increment of the volume flow rate

  7. Natural convection as the way of heat removal from fast reactor core at cooldown regimes

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    The problems of thermohydraulics in fast reactors at cooldown regimes at heat removal by natural convection are considered The results of experiments and calculations obtained in various countries in this area are presented. The special attention is given to heat removal through inter-assembly space in the core and also to problems of thermohydraulics in the upper plenum. (author)

  8. A LABORATORY SIMULATION OF TURBULENT CONVECTION OVER AN URBAN HEAT ISLAND

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    A systematic experimental study of the heat-island-induced circulation under turbulent conditions was conducted in the laboratory for an idealized, circular heat isalnd in an initially thermally stratified fluid (water) in a convection tank with no ambient flow. he primary object...

  9. Natural convection in water along a vertical plate with constant surface heat flux

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    An experimental investigation of natural convection in water along a vertical plate with constant surface heat flux is described. The results show the effects of the variation of the physical properties on heat transfert especially in the transition regime. In this regime, all the exprimental datas are correlated by a single law which includes the variation of viscosity and the critical Rayleigh number

  10. A new model for mixing by double-diffusive convection (semi-convection). II. The transport of heat and composition through layers

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    Wood, Toby S; Stellmach, Stephan

    2012-01-01

    Regions of stellar and planetary interiors that are unstable according to the Schwarzschild criterion, but stable according to the Ledoux criterion, are subject to a form of oscillatory double-diffusive (ODD) convection often called "semi-convection". In this series of papers, we use an extensive suite of three-dimensional (3D) numerical simulations to quantify the transport of heat and composition by ODD convection, and ultimately propose a new 1D prescription that can be used in stellar and planetary structure and evolution models. The first paper in this series demonstrated that under certain conditions ODD convection spontaneously transitions from an initially homogeneously turbulent state into a staircase of convective layers, which results in a substantial increase in the transport of heat and composition. Here, we present simulations of ODD convection in this layered regime, we describe the dynamical behavior of the layers, and we derive empirical scaling laws for the transport through layered convecti...

  11. Thermal histories of convective earth models and constraints on radiogenic heat production in the earth

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    Thermal histories have been calculated for simple models of the earth which assume that heat is transported by convection throughout the interior. The application of independent constraints to these solutions limits the acceptable range of the ratio of present radiogenic heat production in the earth to the present surface heat flux. The models use an empirical relation between the rate of convective heat transport and the temperature difference across a convecting fluid. This is combined with an approximate proportionality between effective mantle viscosity and T/sup -n/, where T is temperature and it is argued that n is about 30 throughout the mantle. The large value of n causes T to be strongly buffered against changes in the earth's energy budget and shortens by an order of magnitude the response time of surface heat flux to changes in energy budget as compared to less temperature-dependent heat transport mechanisms. Nevertheless, response times with n=30 are still as long as 1 or 2 b.y. Assuming that the present heat flux is entirely primordial (i.e., nonradiogenic) in a convective model leads back to unrealistically high temperatures about 1.7 b.y. ago. Inclusion of exponentially decaying (i.e., radiogenic) heat sources moves the high temperatures further into the past and leads to a transition from 'hot' to 'cool' calculated thermal histories for the case when the present rate of heat production is near 50% of the present rate of heat loss. Requiring the calculat rate of heat loss. Requiring the calculated histories to satisfy minimal geological constraints limits the present heat production/heat loss ratio to between about 0.3 and 0.85. Plausible stronger constraints narrow this range to between 0.45 and 0.65. These results are compatible with estimated radiogentic heat production rates in some meteorites and terrestrial rocks, with a whole-earth K/U ratio of 1--2 x 104 giving optimal agreement

  12. The Onset of Ferromagnetic Convection in a Micropolar Ferromagnetic Fluid Layer Heated from Below

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The onset of ferromagnetic convection in a micropolar ferromagnetic fluid layer heated from below in the presence of a uniform applied vertical magnetic field has been investigated. The rigid-isothermal boundaries of the fluid layer are considered to be either paramagnetic or ferromagnetic and the eigenvalue problem is solved numerically using the Galerkin method. It is noted that the paramagnetic boundaries with large magnetic susceptibility ? delays the onset of ferromagnetic convection the most when compared to very low magnetic susceptibility as well as ferromagnetic boundaries. Increase in the value of magnetic parameter M1 and spin diffusion (couple stress parameter N3 is to hasten, while increase in the value of coupling parameter N1 and micropolar heat conduction parameter N5 is to delay the onset of ferromagnetic convection. Further, increase in the value of M1, N1, N5 and ? as well as decrease in N3 is to diminish the size of convection cells.

  13. Influence of the Coriolis force on flux tubes rising through the solar convection zone

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    In order to study the effect of the Coriolis force due to solar rotation on rising magnetic flux, the authors consider a flux ring, azimuthally symmetric around the rotation axis, starting from rest at the bottom of the convection zone, and then follow the trajectory of the flux ring as it rises. If it is assumed that the flux ring remains azimuthally symmetric during its ascent, then the problem can be described essentially in terms of two parameters: the value of the initial magnetic field in the ring when it starts, and the effective drag experienced by it. For field strengths at the bottom of the convection zone of order 10,000 G or less, it is found that the Coriolis force plays a dominant role and flux rings starting from low latitudes at the bottom are deflected and emerge at latitudes significantly poleward of sunspot zones. 40 references

  14. Forced convection in a square cavity with inlet and outlet ports

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    Saeidi, S.M.; Khodadadi, J.M. [Mechanical Engineering Department, Auburn University, 201 Ross Hall Auburn, AL 36849-5341 (United States)

    2006-06-15

    A finite-volume-based computational study of steady laminar forced convection inside a square cavity with inlet and outlet ports is presented. Given a fixed position of the inlet port, the location of the outlet port is varied along the four walls of the cavity. The widths of the ports are equal to 5%, 15% and 25% of the side. By positioning the outlet ports at nine locations on the walls for Re=10, 40, 100 and 500 and Pr=5, a total of 108 cases were studied. For the shortest distance between the inlet and outlet ports along the top wall, a primary clockwise (CW) rotating vortex that covers about 75-88% of the cavity is observed. As the outlet port is lowered along the right wall, the CW primary vortex diminishes in strength, however a counter-clockwise (CCW) vortex that is present next to the top right corner grows in size. With the outlet port moving left along the bottom wall, the CW primary vortex is weakened further and the CCW vortex occupies nearly the right half of the cavity. The pressure drop varies drastically depending on Re and the position of the outlet port. If the outlet port is on the opposite or the same wall as the inlet, the pressure drop is smaller in comparison to a case where it is located on the adjacent walls. The maximum pressure drop occurs when the outlet port is on the left side of the bottom wall and the minimum is achieved where the outlet is on the middle of the right wall. Regions of high temperature gradient are consistently observed at the interface of the throughflow and next to the solid walls on both sides of the outlet port. Local Nusselt numbers are low at three corners when no outlet port is present in their vicinity, whereas intense heat transfer rate is observed on the two sides of the outlet port. Between these minima and maxima, the local Nusselt number can vary drastically depending on the flow and temperature fields. By placing the outlet port with one end at three corners, maximum overall Nusselt number of the cavity can be achieved. Minimum overall heat transfer of the cavity is achieved with the outlet port located at the middle of the walls. The case exhibiting maximum heat transfer and minimum pressure drop is observed when the outlet port is located at dimensionless wall coordinate (2+0.5W). (author)

  15. Specialists' meeting on evaluation of decay heat removal by natural convection

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    Decay heat removal by natural convection (DHRNC) is essential to enhancing the safety of liquid metal fast reactors (LMFRs). Various design concepts related to DHRNC have been proposed and experimental and analytical studies have been carried out in a number of countries. The purpose of this Specialists' Meeting on 'Decay Heat Removal by Natural Convection' organized by the International Working Group on Fast Reactors IAEA, is to exchange information about the state of the art related to methodologies on evaluation of DHRNC features (experimental studies and code developments) and to discuss problems which need to be solved in order to evaluate DHRNC properly and reasonably. The following main topical areas were discussed by delegates: Overview; Experimental studies and code validation; Design study. Two main DHR systems for LMFR are under consideration: (i) direct reactor auxiliary cooling system (DRACS) with immersed DFIX in main vessel, intermediate sodium loop and sodium-air heat exchanger; and (ii) auxiliary cooling system which removes heat from the outside surface of the reactor vessel by natural convection of air (RVACS). The practicality and economic viability of the use of RVACS is possible up to a modular type reactor or a middle size reactor based on current technology. For the large monolithic plant concepts DRACS is preferable. The existing experimental results and the codes show encouraging results so that the decay heat removal by pure natural convection is feasible. Concerning the objective, 'passive safety', the DHR by pure natural convection is essential feature to enhance the reliability of DHR

  16. An analysis of heat transfer from the inner surface of a sphere by free convection

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    Free convection heat transfer from the inner surface of a sphere was studied by using integrated boundary layer equations. Analysis was made for the condition that the sphere surface was cooled; and the top of the sphere was a stagnation point. Approximate solutions agreed well with numerical solutions for a Prandtl number range of Pr ? 1. The analytical results were compared with the experimental results of free convection made in a hemishere. The Nusselt number of both results agreed within about 15 %. (author)

  17. The Onset of Ferromagnetic Convection in a Micropolar Ferromagnetic Fluid Layer Heated from Below

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    K Srikumar; C. E. Nanjundappa; I.S. Shivakumara

    2013-01-01

    The onset of ferromagnetic convection in a micropolar ferromagnetic fluid layer heated from below in the presence of a uniform applied vertical magnetic field has been investigated. The rigid-isothermal boundaries of the fluid layer are considered to be either paramagnetic or ferromagnetic and the eigenvalue problem is solved numerically using the Galerkin method. It is noted that the paramagnetic boundaries with large magnetic susceptibility ? delays the onset of ferromagnetic convection t...

  18. Lagrangian temperature, velocity and local heat flux measurement in Rayleigh-Benard convection

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    Gasteuil, Yoann; Shew, Woodrow; Gibert, Mathieu; Chillà, Francesca; Castaing, Bernard; Pinton, Jean-François

    2007-01-01

    We have developed a small, neutrally buoyant, wireless temperature sensor. Using a camera for optical tracking, we obtain simultaneous measurements of position and temperature of the sensor as it is carried along by the flow in Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection, at $Ra \\sim 10^{10}$. We report on statistics of temperature, velocity, and heat transport in turbulent thermal convection. The motion of the sensor particle exhibits dynamics close to that of Lagrangian tracers in hydrod...

  19. Convection Heat Transfer and Flow Calculations Suitable for Electric Machines Thermal Models

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    Cavagnino, Andrea

    2008-01-01

    This paper deals with the formulations used to predict convection cooling and flow in electric machines. Empirical dimensionless analysis formulations are used to calculate convection heat transfer. The particular formulation used is selected to match the geometry of the surface under consideration and the cooling type used. Flow network analysis, which is used to study the ventilation inside the machine, is also presented. In order to focus the discussion using examples, a commercial softwar...

  20. Connections between the convective diffusion equation and the forced Burgers equation

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    Nejib Smaoui; Fethi Belgacem

    2002-01-01

    The convective diffusion equation with drift b(x) and indefinite weight r(x), ???t=??x[a???x?b(x)?]+?r(x)?,???(1) is introduced as a model for population dispersal. Strong connections between Equation (1) and the forced Burgers equation with positive frequency (m?0), ?u?t=?2u?x2?u?u?x+mu+k(x),???(2) are established through the Hopf-Cole transfo...

  1. Forced convection boundary layer MHD flow of nanofluid over a permeable stretching plate with viscous dissipation

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    Habibi Matin Meisam; Jahangiri Pouyan

    2014-01-01

    Forced convection boundary layer magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) flow of a nanofluid over a permeable stretching plate is studied in this paper. The effects of suction-injection and viscous dissi1pation are taken into account. The nanofluid model includes Brownian motion and thermophoresis effects. The governing momentum, energy and nanofluid solid volume fraction equations are solved numerically using an implicit finite difference scheme known as Keller-box met...

  2. Modeling on Oxygen Transfer in the Forced Convection Lead-bismuth Eutectic Flow

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    Lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) technology is being developed as a primary candidate for a nuclear coolant in accelerator-driven systems and advanced reactors. However, the corrosion of containment and structural materials remains a major issue. Properly controlling the low oxygen level in LBE to mitigate corrosion proves effective under certain conditions. To mix the oxygen uniformly and quickly, the forced convection is proposed to enhance the oxygen transport using cover gas scheme. A lattice Boltzmann simulation of LBE flow and oxygen transport in a simplified container was carried out to explore characteristics of the oxygen transport. The oxygen control technique with cover gas scheme is formulated. To find more efficient way to mix the oxygen, three different forced convection flow patterns on the oxygen transport are investigated. The simulation results show that the force convections induced by all the boundary conditions greatly enhance the oxygen transport in the liquid metal of our system. Both of transient oxygen distribution, oxygen diffusion time, and average Sherwood number at the interface are investigated and some useful information are also provided to calibrate low concentration level oxygen sensors. (authors)

  3. Second law analysis of laminar forced convection in a rotating curved duct

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    Razavi Esmail Seyed

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, flow characteristics, heat transfer and entropy generation in a rotating curved duct are studied numerically. The continuity, Navier-Stokes and energy equations are solved using control volume method. The effects of Dean number, non-dimensional wall heat flux, and force ratio (the ratio of Coriolis to centrifugal forces on the entropy generation due to friction and heat transfer irreversibility and also overall entropy generation are presented. Optimal thermal operating conditions (based on dimensionless parameters are determined from the viewpoint of thermodynamics second law. The comparison of numerical results at different force ratios indicates that for any fixed Dean number or non-dimensional heat flux, the minimal frictional entropy generation occurs when the Coriolis and centrifugal forces have the same value but in the opposite direction. For a specific non-dimensional heat flux, there is a force ratio with maximum heat transfer irreversibility which depends on Dean number. Based on optimal analysis, the optimal force ratio with minimal total entropy generation depends on heat flux and Dean number.

  4. Scalings of field correlations and heat transport in turbulent convection.

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    Verma, Mahendra K; Mishra, Pankaj K; Pandey, Ambrish; Paul, Supriyo

    2012-01-01

    Using direct numerical simulations of Rayleigh-Bénard convection under free-slip boundary condition, we show that the normalized correlation function between the vertical velocity field and the temperature field, as well as the normalized viscous dissipation rate, scales as Ra-0.22 for moderately large Rayleigh number Ra. This scaling accounts for the Nusselt number Nu exponent of approximately 0.3, as observed in experiments. Numerical simulations also reveal that the aforementioned normalized correlation functions are constants for the convection simulation under periodic boundary conditions. PMID:22400661

  5. Experimental study of Cu-water nanofluid forced convective flow inside a louvered channel

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    Khoshvaght-Aliabadi, M.; Hormozi, F.; Zamzamian, A.

    2015-03-01

    Heat transfer enhancement plays a very important role for energy saving in plate-fin heat exchangers. In the present study, the influences of simultaneous utilization of a louvered plate-fin channel and copper-base deionized water nanofluid on performance of these exchangers are experimentally explored. The effects of flow rate (2-5 l/min) and nanoparticles weight fraction (0-0.4 %) on heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics are determined. Experimental results indicate that the use of louvered channel instead of the plain one can improve the heat transfer performance. Likewise, addition of small amounts of copper nanoparticles to the base fluid augments the convective heat transfer coefficient remarkably. The maximum rise of 21.7 % in the convective heat transfer coefficient is observed for the 0.4 % wt nanofluid compared to the base fluid. Also, pumping power for the base fluid and nanofluids are calculated based on the measured pressure drop in the louvered channel. The average increase in pumping power is 11.8 % for the nanofluid with 0.4 % wt compared to the base fluid. Applied performance criterion shows a maximum performance index of 1.167 for the nanofluid with 0.1 % wt Finally, two correlations are proposed for Nusselt number and friction factor which fit the experimental data with in ±10 %.

  6. Numerical simulation of turbulent forced convection in liquid metals

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    Vodret, S.; Vitale Di Maio, D.; Caruso, G.

    2014-11-01

    In the frame of the future generation of nuclear reactors, liquid metals are foreseen to be used as a primary coolant. Liquid metals are characterized by a very low Prandtl number due to their very high heat diffusivity. As such, they do not meet the so-called Reynolds analogy which assumes a complete similarity between the momentum and the thermal boundary layers via the use of the turbulent Prandtl number. Particularly, in the case of industrial fluid-dynamic calculations where a resolved computation near walls could be extremely time consuming and could need very large computational resources, the use of the classical wall function approach could lead to an inaccurate description of the temperature profile close to the wall. The first aim of the present study is to investigate the ability of a well- established commercial code (ANSYS FLUENT v.14) to deal with this issue, validating a suitable expression for the turbulent Prandtl number. Moreover, a thermal wall-function developed at Universite Catholique de Louvain has been implemented in FLUENT and validated, overcoming the limits of the solver to define it directly. Both the resolved and unresolved approaches have been carried out for a channel flow case and assessed against available direct numerical and large eddy simulations. A comparison between the numerically evaluated Nusselt number and the main correlations available in the literature has been also carried out. Finally, an application of the proposed methodology to a typical sub-channel case has been performed, comparing the results with literature correlations for tube banks.

  7. The effect of external heat transfer on thermal explosion in a spherical vessel with natural convection.

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    Campbell, A N

    2015-06-24

    When any exothermic reaction proceeds in an unstirred vessel, natural convection may develop. This flow can significantly alter the heat transfer from the reacting fluid to the environment and hence alter the balance between heat generation and heat loss, which determines whether or not the system will explode. Previous studies of the effects of natural convection on thermal explosion have considered reactors where the temperature of the wall of the reactor is held constant. This implies that there is infinitely fast heat transfer between the wall of the vessel and the surrounding environment. In reality, there will be heat transfer resistances associated with conduction through the wall of the reactor and from the wall to the environment. The existence of these additional heat transfer resistances may alter the rate of heat transfer from the hot region of the reactor to the environment and hence the stability of the reaction. This work presents an initial numerical study of thermal explosion in a spherical reactor under the influence of natural convection and external heat transfer, which neglects the effects of consumption of reactant. Simulations were performed to examine the changing behaviour of the system as the intensity of convection and the importance of external heat transfer were varied. It was shown that the temporal development of the maximum temperature in the reactor was qualitatively similar as the Rayleigh and Biot numbers were varied. Importantly, the maximum temperature in a stable system was shown to vary with Biot number. This has important consequences for the definitions used for thermal explosion in systems with significant reactant consumption. Additionally, regions of parameter space where explosions occurred were identified. It was shown that reducing the Biot number increases the likelihood of explosion and reduces the stabilising effect of natural convection. Finally, the results of the simulations were shown to compare favourably with analytical predictions in the classical limits of Semenov and Frank-Kamenetskii. PMID:26059913

  8. Local Convective Boiling Heat Transfer And Pressure Drop Of Nanofluid In Narrow Rectangular Channels

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    Boudouh, Mounir; Gualous, Hasna Louahlia; Labachelerie, Michel

    2010-01-01

    Abstract This paper reports an experimental study on convective boiling heat transfer of nanofluids and de-ionized water flowing in a multichannels. The test copper plate contains 50 parallel rectangular minichannels of hydraulic diameter 800 ?m. Experiments were performed to characterize the local heat transfer coefficients and surface temperature using copper-water nanofluids with very small nanoparticles concentration. Axial distribution of local heat transfer is estimated usin...

  9. Natural Convection in a Differentially Heated Square Enclosure with a Solid Polygon

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    R. Roslan; Saleh, H.; I. Hashim

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the present numerical study is to analyze the conjugate natural convection heat transfer in a differentially heated square enclosure containing a conductive polygon object. The left wall is heated and the right wall is cooled, while the horizontal walls are kept adiabatic. The COMSOL Multiphysics software is applied to solve the dimensionless governing equations. The governing parameters considered are the polygon type, 3 ? N ? ?, the horizontal position, 0.25 ? X 0 ? ...

  10. Effect of Magnetic Field on Entropy Generation Due to Laminar Forced Convection Past a Horizontal Flat Plate

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    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Magnetic field effect on local entropy generation due to steady two-dimensional laminar forced convection flow past a horizontal plate was numerically investigated. This study was focused on the entropy generation characteristics and its dependency on various dimensionless parameters. The effect of various dimensionless parameters, such as Hartmann number (Ha, Eckert number (Ec, Prandtl number (Pr, Joule heating parameter (R and the free stream temperature parameter (θ∞ on the entropy generation characteristics is analyzed. The dimensionless governing equations in Cartesian coordinate were solved by an implicit finite difference technique. The solutions were carried out for Ha2=0.5-3, Ec=0.01-0.05, Pr=1-5 and θ∞=1.1-2.5. It was found that, the entropy generation increased with increasing Ha, Ec and R. While, increasing the free stream temperature parameter, and Prandtl number tend to decrease the local entropy generation.

  11. 'Butterfly effect' in porous Bénard convection heated from below

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    Transition from steady to chaos for the onset of Bénard convection in porous medium was analyzed. The governing equation is reduced to ordinary differential equation and solved using built in MATLAB ODE45. The transition from steady to chaos take over from a limit cycle followed by homoclinic explosion

  12. Anomalous heat transport and condensation in convection of cryogenic helium.

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    Urban, Pavel; Schmoranzer, D.; Hanzelka, Pavel; Sreenivasan, K. R.; Skrbek, L.

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    Ro?. 110, ?. 20 (2013), s. 8036-8039. ISSN 0027-8424 R&D Projects: GA ?R GPP203/12/P897 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : two-phase convection * temperature inversion * condensation * rain formation Subject RIV: BK - Fluid Dynamics Impact factor: 9.809, year: 2013

  13. Mantle Convection

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    This page discusses thermal convection as it applies to the Earth's mantle and includes three QuickTime movies for three different cases of convection: heating from below, heating from within, and a combination of the two.

  14. Unsteady and Conjugate Heat Transfer in Convective-Conductive Systems

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    2013-01-01

    Unsteady (time-varying) heat transfer is an important transport phenomenon that is found in many engineering and industrial applications. In such systems, generic spatiotemporal variations in the flow give rise to variations in the heat flux for a given fluid-solid temperature difference, which can be interpreted as spatiotemporal fluctuations of the instantaneous heat transfer coefficient. These variations can lead to unsteady and conjugate heat transfer, in which the exchanged heat flux ...

  15. Experimental study of radiation and free convection in an enclosure with under-floor heating system

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    Rahimi, Mostafa, E-mail: rahimi@uma.ac.i [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sabernaeemi, Amir [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-07-15

    Highlights: {yields} Contribution of free convection and radiation was examined using floor heating system. {yields} Typically, 75-80% of heat transfer is accomplished by the radiation. {yields} Participation of the radiation decreases as the floor temperature is increased. -- Abstract: Contribution of free convection and radiation in the heat transfer from the heated floor of a room to the other internal surfaces has been investigated in the present study. A model enclosure representing a room was constructed and equipped with the under-floor heating system. In order to have a thermal map over both the internal and external surfaces of the enclosure, 104 elements were specified over the walls, floor and ceiling of the enclosure. Temperatures of both sides of the elements were measured using an infrared thermometer under steady state heat flow condition. Assuming one-dimensional conduction, heat transfer through the elements was first calculated using the measured temperatures. A model based on the net-radiation method was employed to compute the radiation exchanges between internal surfaces of the elements. Convection participation was also specified using specified radiation and conduction for an element. Based on the results, 75-80% of the heat is transferred by the radiation from the heated floor to the other surfaces of the enclosure. The contribution of the radiation decreases slightly as the floor temperature is increased.

  16. Experimental study of radiation and free convection in an enclosure with under-floor heating system

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    Highlights: ? Contribution of free convection and radiation was examined using floor heating system. ? Typically, 75-80% of heat transfer is accomplished by the radiation. ? Participation of the radiation decreases as the floor temperature is increased. -- Abstract: Contribution of free convection and radiation in the heat transfer from the heated floor of a room to the other internal surfaces has been investigated in the present study. A model enclosure representing a room was constructed and equipped with the under-floor heating system. In order to have a thermal map over both the internal and external surfaces of the enclosure, 104 elements were specified over the walls, floor and ceiling of the enclosure. Temperatures of both sides of the elements were measured using an infrared thermometer under steady state heat flow condition. Assuming one-dimensional conduction, heat transfer through the elements was first calculated using the measured temperatures. A model based on the net-radiation method was employed to compute the radiation exchanges between internal surfaces of the elements. Convection participation was also specified using specified radiation and conduction for an element. Based on the results, 75-80% of the heat is transferred by the radiation from the heated floor to the other surfaces of the enclosure. The contribution of the radiation decreases slightly as the floor temperature is increased.

  17. Thermal Sizing of Heat Exchanger Tubes for Air Natural Convective Cooling System of Emergency Cooling Tank

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    For the long operation of secondary passive cooling system, however, water level goes down by evaporation in succession at emergency cooling tank. At the end there would be no place to dissipate heat from condensation heat exchanger. Therefore, steam cooling heat exchanger is put on the top of emergency cooling tank to maintain appropriate water level by collecting evaporating steam. Steam cooling heat exchanger is installed inside an air chimney and evaporated steam is cooled down by air natural convection. In this study, thermal sizing of steam cooling heat exchanger under air natural convection was conducted by TSCON program for the design of experimental setup as shown in Fig. 2. Thermal sizing of steam cooling heat exchanger tube under air natural convection was conducted by TSCON program for the design of experimental setup. 25 - 1' tubes which has a length 1687 mm was determined as steam cooling heat exchanger at 2 kW heat load and 100 liter water pool in emergency cooling tank (experimental limit condition). The corresponding width of two tubes is 50 mm and has 5 by 5 tube array for heat exchanger

  18. Experimental Investigation of Convective Heat Transfer during Night Cooling with Different Ventilation Systems and Surface Emissivities

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    Le Dreau, Jerome; Heiselberg, Per

    2013-01-01

    Night-time ventilation is a promising approach to reduce the energy needed for cooling buildings without reducing thermal comfort. Nevertheless actual building simulation tools have showed their limits in predicting accurately the efficiency of night-time ventilation, mainly due to inappropriate models for convection. In a full-scale test room, the heat transfer was investigated during 12 h of discharge by night-time ventilation. A total of 34 experiments have been performed, with different ventilation types (mixing and displacement), air change rates, temperature differences between the inlet air and the room, and floor emissivities. This extensive experimental study enabled a detailed analysis of the convective and radiative flow at the different surfaces of the room. The experimentally derived convective heat transfer coefficients (CHTC) have been compared to existing correlations. For mixing ventilation, existing correlations did not predict accurately the convective heat transfer at the ceiling due to differences in the experimental conditions. But the use of local parameters of the air flow showed interesting results to obtain more adaptive CHTC correlations. For displacement ventilation, the convective heat transfer was well predicted by existing correlations. Nevertheless the change of floor emissivity influenced the CHTC at the surface of interest.

  19. Transient Convection Due to Imposed Heat Flux: Application to Liquid-Acquisition Devices

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    Duval, Walter M. B.; Chato, David J.; Doherty, Michael P.

    2014-01-01

    A model problem is considered that addresses the effect of heat load from an ambient laboratory environment on the temperature rise of liquid nitrogen inside an enclosure. This model has applications to liquid acquisition devices inside the cryogenic storage tanks used to transport vapor-free propellant to the main engine. We show that heat loads from Q = 0.001 to 10 W, with corresponding Rayleigh numbers from Ra = 109 to 1013, yield a range of unsteady convective states and temperature rise in the liquid. The results show that Q = 1 to 10 W (Ra = 1012 to 1013) yield temperature distributions along the enclosure height that are similar in trend to experimental measurements. Unsteady convection, which shows selfsimilarity in its planforms, is predicted for the range of heat-load conditions. The onset of convection occurs from a free-convection-dominated base flow that becomes unstable against convective instability generated at the bottom of the enclosure while the top of the enclosure is convectively stable. A number of modes are generated with small-scale thermals at the bottom of the enclosure in which the flow selforganizes into two symmetric modes prior to the onset of the propagation of the instability. These symmetric vertical modes transition to asymmetric modes that propagate as a traveling-wave-type motion of convective modes and are representative of the asymptotic convective state of the flow field. Intense vorticity production is created in the core of the flow field due to the fact that there is shear instability between the vertical and horizontal modes. For the higher Rayleigh numbers, 1012 to 1013, there is a transition from a stationary to a nonstationary response time signal of the flow and temperature fields with a mean value that increases with time over various time bands and regions of the enclosure.

  20. Simulation of forced convection in a channel with nanofluid by the lattice Boltzmann method

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    Sidik, Nor Azwadi Che; Khakbaz, Maysam; Jahanshaloo, Leila; Samion, Syahrullail; Darus, Amer Nordin

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a numerical study of the thermal performance of fins mounted on the bottom wall of a horizontal channel and cooled with either pure water or an Al2O3-water nanofluid. The bottom wall of the channel is heated at a constant temperature and cooled by mixed convection of laminar flow at a relatively low temperature. The results of the numerical simulation indicate that the heat transfer rate of fins is significantly affected by the Reynolds number (Re) and the thermal conducti...

  1. The effect of natural and forced melt convection on dendritic solidification in Ga-In alloys

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    Shevchenko, N.; Roshchupkina, O.; Sokolova, O.; Eckert, S.

    2015-05-01

    The directional solidification of Ga-25 wt%In alloys within a Hele-Shaw cell was visualized by means of X-ray radioscopy. The experimental investigations are especially focused on the impact of melt convection on the dendritic growth. Natural convection occurs during a bottom up solidification because lighter solute is rejected at the solid-liquid interface leading to an unstable density stratification. Forced convection was produced by a rotating wheel with two parallel disks containing at their inner sides a set of permanent NdFeB magnets with alternating polarization. The direction of forced melt flow is almost horizontal at the solidification front whereas local flow velocities in the range between 0.1 and 1.0 mm/s were achieved by controlling the rotation speed of the magnetic wheel. Melt flow induces various effects on the grain morphology primarily caused by the convective transport of solute. Our observations show a facilitation of the growth of primary trunks or lateral branches, suppression of side branching, dendrite remelting and fragmentation. The manifestation of all phenomena depends on the dendrite orientation, local direction and intensity of the flow. The forced flow eliminates the solutal plumes and damps the local fluctuations of solute concentration. It provokes a preferential growth of the secondary arms at the upstream side of the primary dendrite arms, whereas the high solute concentration at the downstream side of the dendrites can inhibit the formation of secondary branches completely. Moreover, the flow changes the inclination angle of the dendrites and the angle between primary trunks and secondary arms.

  2. Computational simulation of two-dimensional transient natural convection in volumetrically heated square enclosure

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    Natural convection is a physical phenomenon that has been investigated in nuclear engineering so as to provide information about heat transfer in severe accident conditions involving nuclear reactors. This research reported transient natural convection of fluids with uniformly distributed volumetrically heat generation in square cavity with isothermal side walls and adiabatic top/bottom walls. Two Prandtl numbers were considered, 0:0321 and 0:71. Direct numerical simulations were applied in order to obtain results about the velocities of the fluid in directions x and y. These results were used in Fast Fourier Transform, which showed the periodic, quasi-chaotic and chaotic behavior of transient laminar flow. (author)

  3. Combined convection heat transfer of liquid sodium in cross flow through horizontal tube banks

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    The objective of the present study is to clarify the heat transfer characteristics of combined convection of liquid sodium flowing through horizontal tube banks in the direction of gravity. The inviscid flow model is applied to analysis, since liquid sodium has a low Prandtl number. A boundary-fitted coordinate transformation technique is adopted to the numerical analysis. It is found that the heat transfer characteristics of combined convection largely depend upon the change of the wall temperature of tubes in the flow direction. (author)

  4. Numerical study of natural convection of a heat-generating fluid in nuclear reactor safety problems

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    Unsteady natural convection of a heat-generating fluid in axisymmetric enclosures (cylindrical and downward-facing hemispherical) with isothermal walls is investigated numerically in the present work. This problem is considered from the stand point of solving the problem of molten corium retention at the vessel bottom of a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). The peculiarities of convective heat transfer are studied in a wide range of Prandtl and Rayleigh numbers for laminar and transitional to turbulence regimes of fluid motion. The turbulent regime is not considered in this study. The predictions are compared with the numerical and experimental results of other scientists. (author)

  5. Lagrangian temperature, velocity, and local heat flux measurement in Rayleigh-Bénard convection.

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    Gasteuil, Y; Shew, W L; Gibert, M; Chillá, F; Castaing, B; Pinton, J-F

    2007-12-01

    We have developed a small, neutrally buoyant, wireless temperature sensor. Using a camera for optical tracking, we obtain simultaneous measurements of position and temperature of the sensor as it is carried along by the flow in Rayleigh-Bénard convection, at Ra approximately 10;{10}. We report on statistics of temperature, velocity, and heat transport in turbulent thermal convection. The motion of the sensor particle exhibits dynamics close to that of Lagrangian tracers in hydrodynamic turbulence. We also quantify heat transport in plumes, revealing self-similarity and extreme variations from plume to plume. PMID:18233369

  6. Scaling analysis: Equivalence of convective and radiative heating of levitated droplet

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    Saha, Abhishek; Basu, Saptarshi; Kumar, Ranganathan

    2012-05-01

    This letter develops theoretical relationships for equilibrium timescale and temperature scale of a vaporizing droplet in a convective and a radiative environment. The transient temperature normalized by the respective scales exhibits a unified profile for both modes of heating. The analysis allows for the prediction of the required laser flux to show its equivalence in a corresponding heated gas stream. The theoretical equivalence shows good agreement with experiments across a range of droplet sizes. Simple experiments can be conducted in a levitator to extrapolate information in realistic convective environments like combustion and spray drying.

  7. Experimental and numerical investigation on natural convection heat transfer in nanofluids

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    Currently, a lot of research is being carried out on the potential application of nanofluids as a coolant in nuclear reactors owing to their enhanced heat transfer characteristics as compared to base fluid. In this regards, an experimental study has been undertaken concerning natural convection heat transfer of nanofluids over a cylindrical heater with a constant wall heat flux condition. The heat flux was varied from 0-50000 W/m2 and Rayleigh number range is 30000 to 1.65 X 105. Results show that there was a reduction in natural convection heat transfer coefficient of nanofluids as compared to water. Experimental results were compared with existing models for similar geometry. However, the available correlation was found to be unable to predict experimental data. A new empirical model was developed based on the experimental data including the effect of nanoparticles concentration which predicts the experimental data satisfactorily. (author)

  8. Forced convection to laminar flow of liquid egg yolk in circular and annular ducts

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    M., Bernardi; V., Silveira Jr.; V. R. N., Telis; A. L., Gabas; J., Telis-Romero.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The steady-state heat transfer in laminar flow of liquid egg yolk - an important pseudoplastic fluid food - in circular and concentric annular ducts was experimentally investigated. The average convection heat transfer coefficients, determined by measuring temperatures before and after heating secti [...] ons with constant temperatures at the tube wall, were used to obtain simple new empirical expressions to estimate the Nusselt numbers for fully established flows at the thermal entrance of the considered geometries. The comparisons with existing correlations for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids resulted in excellent agreement. The main contribution of this work is to supply practical and easily applicable correlations, which are, especially for the case of annulus, rather scarce and extensively required in the design of heat transfer operations dealing with similar shear-thinning products. In addition, the experimental results may support existing theoretical analyses.

  9. Evaluation of T-111 forced-convection loop tested with lithium at 13700C

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    A T-111 alloy (Ta--8 percent W--2 percent Hf) forced-convection loop containing molten lithium was operated 3000 h at a maximum temperature of 13700C. Flow velocities up to 6.3 m/s were used. The results obtained in this forced-convection loop are very similar to those observed in lower velocity thermal-convection loops of T-111 containing lithium. Weight changes were determined at 93 positions around the loop. The maximum dissolution rate occurred at the maximum wall temperature of the loop and was less than 1.3 ? m/year. Mass transfer of hafnium, nitrogen, and, to a lesser extent, carbon occurred from the hotter to cooler regions. Exposed surfaces in the highest temperature region were found to be depleted in hafnium to a depth of 60 ? m with no detectable change in tungsten content. There was some loss in room-temperature tensile strength for specimens exposed to lithium at 13700C, attributable to depletion of hafnium and nitrogen and to attendant grain growth. (U.S.)

  10. Solar drying of whole mint plant under natural and forced convection.

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    Sallam, Y I; Aly, M H; Nassar, A F; Mohamed, E A

    2015-03-01

    Two identical prototype solar dryers (direct and indirect) having the same dimensions were used to dry whole mint. Both prototypes were operated under natural and forced convection modes. In the case of the later one the ambient air was entered the dryer with the velocity of 4.2 m s(-1). The effect of flow mode and the type of solar dryers on the drying kinetics of whole mint were investigated. Ten empirical models were used to fit the drying curves; nine of them represented well the solar drying behavior of mint. The results indicated that drying of mint under different operating conditions occurred in the falling rate period, where no constant rate period of drying was observed. Also, the obtained data revealed that the drying rate of mint under forced convection was higher than that of mint under natural convection, especially during first hours of drying (first day). The values of the effective diffusivity coefficient for the mint drying ranged between 1.2 × 10(-11) and 1.33 × 10(-11) m(2) s(-1). PMID:25750751

  11. Heat Transfer of Forced Fluid Flow in a Channel with Parallel Fillisters

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    Hai-Ping Hu

    2013-01-01

    This study analyzes heat transfer and fluid dynamics in a forced convection laminar flow in a channel with parallel fillisters. The problem is solved by the point-matching method. The influence of the height and width of the fillisters on the thermal-fluid characteristics of a channel flow is discussed in the present research. The local dimensionless velocity, f Re values, local dimensionless temperature and mean Nusselt number of the fluid flow are all obtained for a channel flow under the i...

  12. Bounds on heat transport in Bénard-Marangoni convection.

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    Hagstrom, George; Doering, Charles R

    2010-04-01

    For Pearson's model of Bénard-Marangoni convection, the Nusselt number Nu is proven to be bounded as a function Marangoni number Ma according to Nunumber and according to Nu number. The analysis is also used to raise the lower bound for the critical Marangoni number for energy stability of the conduction solution from 56.77 to 58.36 when the Prandtl number is infinite. PMID:20481862

  13. Direct numerical simulation and modeling of turbulent natural convection in a vertical differentially heated slot

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    The main objectives of this thesis are the direct numerical simulation of natural convection in a vertical differentially heated slot and the improvements of second-order turbulence modelling. A three-dimensional direct numerical simulation code has been developed in order to gain a better understanding of turbulence properties in natural convection flows. This code has been validated in several physical configurations: non-stratified natural convection flows (conduction solution), stratified natural convection flows (double boundary layer solution), transitional and turbulent Poiseuille flows. For the conduction solution, the turbulent regime was reached at a Rayleigh number of 1*105 and 5.4*105. A detailed analysis of these results has revealed the principal qualities of the available models but has also pointed our their shortcomings. This data base has been used in order to improve the triple correlations transport models and to select the turbulent time scales suitable for such flows. (author). 122 refs., figs., tabs., 4 appends

  14. Convective Heat and Mass Transfer Flow from a Vertical Surface with Radiation, Chemical reaction and Heat Source/Absorption

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    S.KARUNAKAR REDDY; D.CHENNA KESAVAIAH; M N Raja Shekar

    2013-01-01

    he effects of heat and mass transfer on MHD mixed convection flow of a vertical surface with radiation, heat source/absorption and chemical reaction has been is discussed. The resulting set of coupled non-linear ordinary differential equations is solved by perturbation technique and for graphs we used MATLAB software. Approximate solutions have been derived for the velocity, temperature, concentration profiles, skin friction and Nusselt number. The obtained res...

  15. Vortex shedding and heat transfer dependence on effective Reynolds number for mixed convection around a cylinder in cross flow

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    Bhattacharyya, S.; Singh, Ashok

    2010-01-01

    The influence of surface heating of a circular cylinder on the wake structure and heat transfer in the range of Reynolds number (Re) for which parallel vortex shedding occurs, is investigated numerically for different values of the buoyancy parameter, Gr. The role of buoyancy induced baroclinic vorticity on the wake formation is addressed in the present study. The variation of Strouhal number and Nusselt number with the 'effective Reynolds number', is analyzed for different values of cylinder to free stream temperature ratio. Both Strouhal number and the rate of heat transfer increases monotonically with the increase of the effective Reynolds number. The validity of the correlations, which have been established by several authors, between the effective Reynolds number and Strouhal/ Nusselt number for forced convection, is examined in the mixed convection regime. The curves between the effective Reynolds number and the computed data for Strouhal number and Nusselt number do not collapse for the range of temperature ratio considered here. The flow field is found to be asymmetric and the cylinder experiences a negative lift. The drag coefficient increases steadily with the rise of surface temperature. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Supercritical convection, critical heat flux, and coking characteristics of propane

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    Rousar, D. C.; Gross, R. S.; Boyd, W. C.

    1984-01-01

    The heat transfer characteristics of propane at subcritical and supercritical pressure were experimentally evaluated using electrically heated Monel K-500 tubes. A design correlation for supercritical heat transfer coefficient was established using the approach previously applied to supercritical oxygen. Flow oscillations were observed and the onset of these oscillations at supercritical pressures was correlated with wall-to-bulk temperature ratio and velocity. The critical heat flux measured at subcritical pressure was correlated with the product of velocity and subcooling. Long duration tests at fixed heat flux conditions were conducted to evaluate coking on the coolant side tube wall and coking rates comparable to RP-1 were observed.

  17. Anomalous heat transport and condensation in convection of cryogenic helium

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    Urban, Pavel; Schmoranzer, David; Hanzelka, Pavel; Sreenivasan, Katepalli R.; Skrbek, Ladislav

    2013-01-01

    When a hot body A is thermally connected to a cold body B, the textbook knowledge is that heat flows from A to B. Here, we describe the opposite case in which heat flows from a colder but constantly heated body B to a hotter but constantly cooled body A through a two-phase liquid–vapor system. Specifically, we provide experimental evidence that heat flows through liquid and vapor phases of cryogenic helium from the constantly heated, but cooler, bottom plate of a Rayleigh–Bénard convecti...

  18. Heat pipe applications for future Air Force spacecraft

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    This paper summarizes the envisioned, future usage of high and low temperature heat pipes in advanced Air Force spacecraft. Thermal control requirements for a variety of communications, surveillance, and space defense missions are forecast. Thermal design constraints implied by survivability to potential weapons effects are outlined. Applications of heat pipes to meet potential low and high power spacecraft mission requirements and envisioned design constraints are suggested. A brief summary of past Air Force sponsored heat pipe development efforts is presented and directions for future development outlined, including those applicable to advanced photovoltaic and nuclear power subsystem applications of heat pipes

  19. The computer code CONDIF (release I) for transient convective-conductive heat transfer. Finite element modelling

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    This report describes the governing equations and the finite element modelling used in the computer code CONDIF. The code has been designed for solving transient natural or forced convection problems in two dimensions. Applications are described to illustrate the code capabilities

  20. Burnout experiment in subcooled forced-convection boiling of water for beam dumps of a high power neutral beam injector

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    Experimental studies were made on burnout heat flux in highly subcooled forced-convection boiling of water for the design of beam dumps of a high power neutral beam injector for Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak-60. These dumps are composed of many circular tubes with two longitudinal fins. The tube was irradiated with nonuniformly distributed hydrogen ion beams of 120 to 200 kW for as long as 10 s. The coolant water was circulated at flow velocities of 3 to 7.5 m/s at exit pressures of 0.4 to 0.9 MPa. The burnout and film-boiling data were obtained at local heat fluxes of 8 to 15 MW/m2. These values were as high as 2.5 times larger than those for the circumferentially uniform heat flux case with the same parameters. These data showed insensitivity to local subcooling as well as to pressure, and simple burnout correlations were derived. From these results, the beam dumps have been designed to receive energetic beam fluxes of as high as 5 MW/m2 with a margin of a factor of 2 for burnout