Numerical investigation of heat transfer from heat sources placed in a horizontal rectangular channel

2020 Cumhuriyet Science Journal  
In this study, three dimensional mixed convection heat transfer from discrete heat sources placed in a horizontal rectangular channel has been investigated numerically. 8x4 flushmounted discrete heat sources were mounted on the lower and upper surfaces of the channel. Air is used as working fluid (Pr0.7). The heaters at the bottom and at the top wall were kept at a constant heat flux. Side walls, upper and lower walls are insulated and considered adiabatic. Nusselt number distributions and the
more » ... effect of the Grashof number (5.8x10 6 ≤ Gr* ≤ 2.3x10 7 ) and Reynolds number (150 ≤ Re ≤ 971) on the buoyancy-driven secondary flow have been investigated. Distributions of velocity vectors and temperature contours have been determined by the numerical method, and the results have been presented in detail. Governing equations were solved by the control volume method using suitable boundary conditions. The numerical parametric study was made for aspect ratio of AR=8, at various Reynolds and Grashof numbers.
doi:10.17776/csj.747235 fatcat:ymbdklithbf53f7tf4ds3jy4ya