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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xiaofenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-17T10:52:59Z
dc.date.available2008-09-17T10:52:59Z
dc.date.copyright2003en_US
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/5538
dc.description.abstractThe dissertation presents a three-dimensional computational model and experimental study of natural convection heat transfer from a 3X3 array of discrete heat sources, flush-mounted on one vertical wall of a rectangular cavity filled with liquid. The main thrust of dissertation focuses first on a stationary vertical enclosure, followed by inclinations and rotations covering conduction, natural convection and mixed convection regimes. The laminar model employs a semi-implicit finite volume formulation on a non-uniform staggered grid with a power law scheme. Scale analyses are performed to reveal useful information regarding the model behaviour, the physics of a transport process and the assessment of model parameters and heat transfer regimes. The model is verified successfully against experimental data obtained in the present work and those from literature.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering
dc.titleNumerical and experimental study of natural convection heat transfer from a discrete heater array in an inclined/rotating liquid filled enclosureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorTou, Stephen Kwok Woonen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Production Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (MPE)en_US
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