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Oh-Joon Kwon

Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

A. Moutsoglou


A computational study is conducted to evaluate the performance of superposing the pure convection and pure surface radiation mode results of local and total heat transfer rates in a differentially heated square enclosure with adiabatic top and bottom walls. Such superposed results are compared with a combined interacting free convection surface radiation model. For the specified conditions, generally, satisfactory agreement between the two predictions is established for enclosures with equal sidewall emissivities and black top and bottom surfaces. On the other hand, significant deviations are encountered in enclosures with distinctly different sidewall emissivities.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Heat -- Transmission

Heat -- Radiation and absorption

Heat -- Convection, Natural



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