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