Author

Yii Hui Wong

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1987

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

A. Moutsoglou

Abstract

The interaction of convection with radiation in buoyancy induced flow in a channel is re-examined in order to better understand the effects of each flow configuration parameter. The analysis differs from that of Carpenter et al. primarily in the definition of the dimensionless temperature, which is based on the local temperature itself rather than the difference of the local and inlet temperature as chosen in. The present definition avoids the unnecessary complications introduced via the linearization of the radiative terms in which make their interpretation of the presented results rather awkward. The present results concentrate in demonstrating individually the effects of the rate of heat transfer, channel length, channel width, air inlet temperature, and surface emissivities on the temperature of the heated and adiabatic walls respectively.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Air flow

Heat -- COnvection

Heat -- Radiation and absorption

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

121

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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