NATURAL CONVECTION ON BOTH SIDES OF A VERTICAL WALL SEPARATING FLUIDS AT DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES.

This paper describes an analytical study of laminar natural convection on both sides of a vertical conducting wall of finite height separating two semi-infinite fluid reservoirs of different temperatures. The countercurrent boundary layer flow formed on the two sides illustrated via representative streamlines, temperature and heat flux distributions. The net heat transfer between reservoirs is reported for the general case in which the wall thermal resistance is not negligible relative to the overall reservoir-to-reservoir thermal resistance.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anderson, R; Bejan, A

Published Date

  • 1980

Published In

  • Journal of Heat Transfer

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 630 - 635

Citation Source

  • SciVal