A numerical study of a buoyancy-induced flow generated by a finite-size heat source located on a vertical wall of an enclosure with a single opening is carried out. A two-dimensional laminar flow is assumed. Employing a stream function vorticity formulation, within the framework of the Boussinesq approximations, the temperature and the flow fields are computed. The effect of the opening on the induced flow is investigated in terms of the size and the location of the opening. Numerical results are obtained for a wide range of governing parameters, particularly the Rayleigh number.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD|
|State||Published - 1987|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes