Accession Number : ADA135805

Title :   An Optical Study of Natural Convection in an Enclosed Cavity.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Grosek,N. A.

Report Date : DEC 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : An experimental study of natural convective heat transfer in a two-dimensional enclosed cavity was conducted with various cavity geometries. The square cavity was divided by a vertical or diagonal partition. Convective heat transfer rates were determined from interferograms. Heat transfer was reduced by partitioning, but by less than 50%. Effects of left and right diagonal partitions were temperature dependent. This was attributed to the presence of complex radiation effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Convection(Heat transfer), *Cavities, *Thermal analysis, Two dimensional flow, Geometric forms, Interferograms, Radiation effects, Mathematical analysis, Temperature gradients, Theses

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE