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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Natural and Mixed Convection

Experimental Analysis of Thermal Instability in Natural Convection Between Horizontal Parallel Plates Uniformly Heated

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O. Manca, B. Morrone

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, Seconda Università, degli studi di Napoli, Via Roma 29, 81031 Aversa CE, Italy

S. Nardini

Dipartimento di Energetica, DETEC Termofluidodinamica applicata e Condizionamenti ambientali, Università degli studi Federico II, Piazzale Tecchio, 80125 Napoli, Italy

J. Heat Transfer 122(1), 50-57 (Dec 10, 1999) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.521427 History: Received December 09, 1998; Revised December 10, 1999
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(a) View of the test section; (b) Sketch of heated sandwiched plate
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b=32.2 mm,qΩ=120 W/m2, and Gr=2.35×105, Mode III: (a) longitudinal section z=0.0 mm; cross-stream section at (b) x=20 mm; (c) x=60 mm; (d) x=100 mm; (e) x=160 mm
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Cross-stream section for b=32.2 mm,qΩ=240 W/m2, and Gr=4.65×105, Mode III: (a) x=20 mm; (b) x=60 mm; (c) x=100 mm
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Time records of the air temperature at selected x-coordinate and y=8 mm for b=32.2 mm and (a) qΩ=60 W/m2(Gr=1.24×105); (b) qΩ=120 W/m2(Gr=2.35×105)
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Time records of the air temperature at selected y-coordinate for b=32.2 mm and qΩ=120 W/m2(Gr=2.35×105) at (a) x=60 mm; (b) x=100 mm
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Time records of the air temperature at selected y-coordinate for b=40.0 mm and qΩ=120 W/m2(Gr=5.56×105) at (a) x=50 mm; (b) x=100 mm
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Time-average temperature along the y-direction at z=0.0 mm and several x-coordinates for Mode III: (a) b=32.2 mm and qΩ=60 W/m2(Gr=1.24×105); (b) b=32.2 mm and qΩ=120 W/m2(Gr=2.35×105); (c) b=40.0 mm and qΩ=120 W/m2(Gr=5.56×105); (d) b=40.0 mm,qΩ=240 W/m2(Gr=1.06×106)
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Sketch of the visualization and anemometric arrangement
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Relative heat fluxes distributions along the length of the plate: (——) convective and (−−−) conductive
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Cross-stream sections for b=32.2 mm,qΩ=60 W/m2, and Gr=1.24×105, Mode III at (a) x=20 mm; (b) x=60 mm; (c) x=100 mm; (d) x=150 mm
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Subdivision of the main flow in the longitudinal section
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Longitudinal section at z=0.0 mm for b=32.2 mm,qΩ=60 W/m2; (a) Mode I (Gr=2.42×105); (b) Mode II (Gr=1.22×105); (c) Mode III (Gr=1.24×105)

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