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.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lankford, KE; Bejan, A

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

  • Journal of Heat Transfer

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 755 - 763

Citation Source

  • SciVal