Comparative study between experimental data and numerical results of turbulent mixed convection in a ventilated cavity

Norma A. Rodríguez, J. F. Hinojosa, J. Xamán

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Abstract

© 2015 by ASME. Experimental and numerical results of heat transfer by mixed convection in a ventilated cavity are presented. The results were obtained for a 1.0 m 1.0 m1.0 m cavity. The inlet and outlet dimensions were of 0.08 m0.08 m, and the air velocity at the inlet was set to 0.1 and 0.5 m/s. The left wall receives a uniform and constant heat flux whereas the right wall was maintained at a constant temperature. Experimental and numerical results of temperature profiles and heat transfer coefficients are presented and compared. The results showed that the variation of the Rayleigh number increases about 1% the percentage differences between experimental and numerical values, and the maximum percentage differences on heat transfer coefficients are 2.0% for Ra2.7-108 and 3.0% for Ra4.5108. Copyright VC 2015 by ASME.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
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StatePublished - 1 May 2015

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