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Buoyant Flow and Heat Transfer in a Conducting Baffle

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S. K. S. Boetcher

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

F. A. Kulacki

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Paper No. IMECE2008-69081, pp. 1461-1470; 10 pages
  • ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 10: Heat Transfer, Fluid Flows, and Thermal Systems, Parts A, B, and C
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 31–November 6, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4871-5 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3840-2
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


A numerical simulation of transient two-dimensional negatively buoyant flow into a straight baffle situated below an isothermal circular cylinder is performed. Both an adiabatic and a highly conducting baffle are considered over a range of Rayleigh numbers, 106 < RaD < 107 . During the quasi-steady-state period, the surrounding fluid is effectively considered infinite in extent and at constant temperature. It is found that in general, the conducting baffle is at a disadvantage in maintaining a short attachment length which is needed to optimally slow the flow to prevent mixing. Qualitative flow fields are shown and heat transfer rates to the cylinder are calculated at the quasi-steady state.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME



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