WIT Press


Modelling Of Thermal Exchange In An Enclosed Space

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM020101

Volume

36

Pages

10

Published

2002

Size

438 kb

Author(s)

A. Beghidja & J.J. Vullierme

Abstract

Our study concerns the modelling of the thermal exchanges by convection in an enclosed space of cavity type. We describe the method used based on fluxes and heat exchange phenomena. This study is experimental. The effect of the temperature of the walls on the thermal equilibrium of the cavity is shown. These exchanges taking place between vertical faces are generated by the flow. We will show that, in order to define these mean convection exchanges, the characteristic temperature difference must absolutely take into consideration the mean air temperature in the centre of the cavities. We will give relations permitting to determine accurately this temperature after having determined the mean surface temperature for the six walls of the cavity. We will show the phenomenon of stratification and the evaluate corresponding slope.

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