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Title: NATURAL CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER FROM VERTICAL TRIANGULAR DUCTS
Authors: Ali, ME
Al-Ansary, H
Keywords: HEAT TRANSFER
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE
Citation: HT2009: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2009,VOL 2, BP 421-EP 428, PY 2009, TC 0
Abstract: Experimental investigations have been reported on steady state natural convection from the outer surface of vertical triangular cross section ducts in air. Three ducts have been used with equilateral side length of 0.044, 0.06 and 0.08 m. The ducts are heated using internal constant heat flux heating elements. The temperatures along the vertical surface and the peripheral directions of the duct wall are measured. Axial(perimeter averaged) heat transfer coefficients along the side of each duct are obtained for laminar and transition to turbulent regimes of natural convection heat transfer. Axial (perimeter averaged) Nusselt numbers are evaluated and correlated using the modified Rayleigh numbers for laminar and transition regime using the vertical axial distance as a characteristic length. Critical values of the modified Rayleigh numbers are obtained for transition to turbulent. Furthermore, total overall averaged Nusselt numbers are correlated with the modified Rayleigh numbers for all ducts. The local axial (perimeter averaged) heat transfer coefficients are observed to decrease in the laminar region and increase in the transition region. Laminar regimes are obtained at the lower half of the ducts and its chance to appear decreases as the heat flux increases.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13584
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