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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD|
|State||Published - 1984|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes