NATURAL CONVECTION IN A VERTICAL ENCLOSURE FILLED WITH WATER NEAR 4 degree C.
The natural circulation of near-4 degree C water in a vertical cavity heated from the side was studied experimentally in a 0. 74-m-tall enclosure. The results of a scale analysis were used in order to correlate the overall wall-to-wall heat transfer rate measured experimentally in the Rayleigh number range 10**8-10**1**1. An analytical similarity solution was obtained for the slender enclosure limit. In that limit the flow pattern is one of incomplete vertical penetration, with stagnant maximum-density water filling the lower end of the vertical enclosure.