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RESEARCH PAPERS: Natural and Mixed Convection

Particle Image Velocimetry Based Measurement of Entropy Production With Free Convection Heat Transfer

[+] Author and Article Information
O. B. Adeyinka, G. F. Naterer

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2, Canada

J. Heat Transfer 127(6), 614-623 (Jun 06, 2005) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1863272 History: Received April 01, 2004; Revised November 23, 2004; Online June 06, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Definitions of finite element and control volume
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Test Cell (B=H=39 mm; D=59 mm)
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Gray values in PLIF measurements
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Predicted temperatures and velocities at varying Rayleigh numbers
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Predicted average Nusselt numbers at varying grid sizes and Rayleigh numbers
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Predicted temperatures and velocities at varying Rayleigh numbers
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Predicted entropy production at Rayleigh numbers of (a) 103 and (b) 106
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(a) Predicted and (b) measured U-velocities (Ra=5.35×106, Pr=8.06)
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Entropy production on horizontal mid-plane (Ra=5.35×106, Pr=8.06)
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Near-wall measurements on horizontal mid-plane (Ra=5.35×106, Pr=8.06): (a) V-velocity (b) entropy production
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Near-wall measured V-velocity (Ra=5.35×106, Pr=8.06)
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Near-wall measured entropy production (Ra=5.35×106,Pr=8.06)

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