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Effect of an obstruction on natural convection heat transfer in vertical channels—a finite element analysis
V. M.K. Sastri
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Volume: 3
Issue: 3
Pages: 267 - 276
The effect of a rectangular obstruction of different sizes on natural convection heat transfer in the case of a vertical channel has been analysed for T boundary conditions on the walls. A comparison of the Nusselt number values with those for plane channel is presented. For smaller obstruction depths and for asymmetric heating, there is not much variation of the results from a case of channel with a baffle for asymmetric heating. For large obstruction depths, the flow conditions show a behaviour similar to that of a channel with a backward-facing step. © 1993, MCB UP Limited. All rights reserved.
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JournalInternational Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow
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    Channel flow
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    Finite element method
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    Numerical analysis
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    Natural convection
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