Title

Three-dimensional laminar natural convection in a vertical air slot with hexagonal honeycomb core

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1990

Abstract

Numerical solutions are obtained for a three-dimensional natural convection heat transfer problem in a vertical air slot with a thin hexagonal honeycomb core. The air slot is assumed to be of such dimensions that the velocity and temperature fields repeat themselves in successive enclosures. The numerical methodology is based on an algebraic coordinate transformation technique, which maps the complex cross section onto a rectangle, coupled with a calculation procedure for fully elliptic threedimensional flows. The calculations are performed for the Rayleigh number in the range of 103 to 105, for a Prandtl number of 0.7, and for five values of the aspect ratio of the honeycomb enclosure. The average Nusselt number results for the case of a thin honeycomb core are compared with the previously obtained results for a thick honeycomb core with conduction and adiabatic side wall boundary condition. © 1990 by ASME.

Publication Title

Journal of Heat Transfer

Volume

112

Issue

1

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