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The Effect Of Aspect Ratio On The Development Of Convective Motion In A Bottom Heated Enclosure Containing Ice And Water

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT000251

Volume

27

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

269 kb

Author(s)

P.H. Oosthuizen & J.T. Paul

Abstract

A numerical study of the steady state flow in a rectangular enclosure with two vertical walls which are adiabatic and with two horizontal isothermal walls has been undertaken. The enclosure contains water and the upper wall is maintained at a uniform temperature that is below the freezing point of water while the lower wall is maintained at a uniform temperature that is above the freezing point of water. The upper portion of the enclosure is thus filled with ice and the lower portion is filled with water. The conditions considered in the present study are such there can be significant natural convection in the water and the effect of the density maximum that exists in the water at approximately 4°C can have a significant eff

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