Parallel flow convection in a shallow horizontal cavity filled with non-Newtonian power-law fluids and subject to horizontal and vertical uniform heat fluxes

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/10407780701454055
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TypeArticle
Journal titleNumerical Heat transfer, Part A: Applications
ISSN1040-7782
1521-0634
Volume53
Issue2
Pages178203; # of pages: 26
AbstractNatural convection heat transfer in a shallow horizontal rectangular enclosure is considered. The enclosure contains non-Newtonian fluids and is exposed to cross-gradients of temperatures. The power-law model is used to characterize the non-Newtonian fluid behavior. Analytical solution is obtained in the central region of the cavity in terms of stream function and temperature fields, assuming a parallel flow in the central part of the enclosure. The analytical results are compared against the numerical solution, obtained by solving the full governing equations using a finite difference method. It is demonstrated that multiple steady state convective flows are possible.
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PublisherTaylor & Francis
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Aerospace Research
Peer reviewedYes
NRC numberAL-2008-0034
NPARC number8931243
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