Title: The natural convection of an isolated plate in enclosures

Authors: Minghai Xu, Zhenxing Wang

Addresses: College of Architecture and Storage Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Dongying, 257061, China. ' College of Architecture and Storage Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Dongying, 257061, China

Abstract: The heat transfer of an isolated plate in rectangular and trapezoid enclosure was investigated by numerical methods. It is shown that the size and shape of enclosure have effect on the heat transfer of the plate. With a slope ceiling, the heat transfer may be enhanced. For a square enclosure, the plate location has some effect on the heat transfer of the plate also.

Keywords: heat transfer; natural convection; numerical simulation; isolated plates; rectangular enclosures; trapezoid enclosures; sloped ceiling; fluid flow; chip cooling; electronic devices; CFD; computational fluid dynamics.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2008.021334

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2008 Vol.8 No.7/8, pp.549 - 553

Published online: 19 Nov 2008 *

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