سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۴
محل انتشار: سیزدهمین کنفرانس سالانه مهندسی مکانیک
تعداد صفحات: ۸
Aminossadati – Assistant professor, Engineering Faculty, Shahrekord University
email@example.com Ghasemi – Assistant professor, Engineering Faculty, Shahrekord University
Natural Convective laminar flow is numerically investigated in a two-dimensional and square enclosure at various angles of inclination respect to horizontal. Two adjacent walls of the enclosure are insulated and the other two are kept at different temperatures. The influence of Rayleigh number representing the effects due to the differential heating of the enclosure walls as well as the effect of inclination angle on natural convection flow are studied. The flow field and isothermal lines show different patterns at high Rayleigh numbers. The average Nusselt number, maximum stream function and average temperature appear to be a little affected by the inclination angle at low Rayleigh numbers. However, as the Rayleigh numbers rises, these parameters behave differently at various inclination angles. In this study, the effects of inclination on the temperature along the centerline of the enclosure and the local Nusselt number along the cold wall are also examined. The results show negligible effects of inclination angle at low Rayleigh numbers and considerable effects at high Rayleigh numbers.