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Numerical Investigation of Forced Convection in a Horizontal Channel With a Built-In Triangular Prism

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H. Abbassi, S. Turki, S. Ben Nasrallah

Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, National Engineering High School of Monastir (Tunisia)

J. Heat Transfer 124(3), 571-573 (May 10, 2002) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1458016 History: Received October 18, 1999; Revised November 13, 2000; Online May 10, 2002

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Flow in a horizontal channel with built-in triangular prism
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Local Nusselt number distribution along the lower wall: Solid line: flow with triangular prism; dashed: flow without triangular prism
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Variation of the space and time-averaged Nusselt numbers with Reynolds numbers: (a) flow without; and (b) flow with triangular prism
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Isotherms at Re=100 for the flow with triangular prism from 1 (at the bottom wall) to 0 (at the top wall) by interval 0.1

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