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An Experimental Investigation of Natural Convection in a Cubic Inclined Enclosure With Multiple Isolated Plates

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Q. W. Wang, W. Q. Tao

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710049, P.R. China

Z. Lin, T. T. Chow

Division of Building Science & Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

J. Heat Transfer 122(1), 176-179 (Sep 17, 1999) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.521452 History: Received January 30, 1999; Revised September 17, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Schematic diagram of the experimental apparatus and the enclosure
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Nusselt number against Rayleigh number of the vertical plate group
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Effect of s/l on the horizontal plates’ heat transfer
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Effect of inclination angle on the plates’ heat transfer

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