INTERACTION OF NATURAL WAKES ARISING FROM THERMAL SOURCES ON A VERTICAL SURFACE.

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Abstract

A numerical study of the interacting natural convection flows generated by isolated thermal energy sources such as electronic components located on a vertical adiabatic surface is carried out. Of interest were the effects of the wake on the heat transfer from and the flow over a down stream heat source and the nature of the wall plume far from the sources. This consideration is related to the positioning of finite-sized electronic components and the relevant heat removal process. The results are compared with boundary layer solutions in order to determine nonboundary-layer effects. The relevance of the results to practical systems, is outlined, particularly for small Grashof numbers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Volume32
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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