Natural convection from a single tube immersed in a tilted thin enclosure

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Abstract

Natural convection heat transfer coefficients from a single cooled tube in a thin inclined enclosure have been measured for both stratified and unstratified initial conditions. Detailed temperature measurements permit characterization of the natural convection mixing processes in the enclosure. Heat transfer measurements are reduced to a correlation of the form Nu = CRa0.25. Aggregated results produce estimates of Nusselt numbers that are ∼20 percent larger than those for a heated tube in an infinite fluid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Energy Conversion and Application (ICECA'2001)
EditorsW. Liu, W. Liu
Pages408-413
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Energy Conversion and Application (ICECA'2001) - Wuhan, China
Duration: Jun 17 2001Jun 20 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Energy Conversion and Application (ICECA'2001)
Volume1

Other

OtherProceedings of the International Conference on Energy Conversion and Application (ICECA'2001)
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period6/17/016/20/01

Keywords

  • Immersed heat exchange tube
  • Natural convection
  • Solar collector

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    Liu, W., Davidson, J. H., & Kulacki, F. A. (2001). Natural convection from a single tube immersed in a tilted thin enclosure. In W. Liu, & W. Liu (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Energy Conversion and Application (ICECA'2001) (pp. 408-413). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Energy Conversion and Application (ICECA'2001); Vol. 1).