Title

FINITE VOLUME ANALYSIS OF FORCED CONVECTION IN RECTANGULAR AND V-SHAPED CAVITIES.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

12-1-1985

Abstract

A finite volume scheme is utilized to predict fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics in rectangular and V-shaped cavities. The basis of the scheme is an algebraic coordinate transformation which maps the irregular fluid domain onto a rectangle, and also an alternative method of approximating the complex boundaries by steps. The walls of the cavities are maintained at uniform temperature, and the calculations are carried out for laminar flow and for a number of geometric and flow parameters. Representative results indicate that the overall averaged Nusselt number in each cavity is moderately related to the Prandtl number, and strongly influenced by Reynolds number and the cavity angle for the V-shaped cavity, and by Reynolds number and the aspect ratio for the rectangular cavity.

Publication Title

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)

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