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Study of Thermal Fields in a Semi - Ventilated Enclosure Heated by a Linear Heat Source

The objective of this work is to numerically study the temperature fields and to model the differential static pressure in a semi-ventilated enclosure heated by a linear heat source. The semi-ventilated enclosure has a height of 520 mm, a width of 210 mm and a length of 210 mm and has two openings located in the ceiling of the enclosure on the two side walls located at positions x + = - 0.5 and 0.5. The openings have a height of 34 mm and a length of 210 mm. The linear heat source has a diameter of 20 mm and a length of 200 mm and is placed in the position x + = 0 and 2 mm from the floor. Numerical calculations of thermal fields and differential static pressure were performed using the DNS method. The simulation technique is based on the finite volume method. The study was carried out in steady state. The discretization of the equations was carried out based on the QUICK scheme. This discretization gives a system of algebraic equations whose solution makes it possible to determine the fields of temperature and differential static pressure. The SIMPLE algorithm was used for pressure correction on a non-uniform mesh. The “Weighted Body Strength” scheme for pressure resolution. The results obtained show that the thermal plume slopes towards the right wall of the enclosure, reaches the ceiling where it is destroyed by shearing. Hot gases exit the enclosure at the top of the openings and cool air enters the enclosure from the bottom. The values of the differential static pressure at the openings are positive at the top where the hot gases exit and negative at the bottom where the fresh air enters the enclosure. Cool air descends to the bottom of the enclosure near the side walls and mixes with the warm air in the enclosure. The movements of air in the enclosure are governed by the thermal plume. The comparison of the differential static pressure obtained by numerical calculations with those of the experiments agrees.

Semi-Ventilated Enclosure, Linear Heat Source, Thermal Fields, Differential Static Pressure

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Koueni-Toko Christian Anicet. (2022). Study of Thermal Fields in a Semi - Ventilated Enclosure Heated by a Linear Heat Source. International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences, 8(3), 53-63. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijfmts.20220803.12

ACS Style

Koueni-Toko Christian Anicet. Study of Thermal Fields in a Semi - Ventilated Enclosure Heated by a Linear Heat Source. Int. J. Fluid Mech. Therm. Sci. 2022, 8(3), 53-63. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20220803.12

AMA Style

Koueni-Toko Christian Anicet. Study of Thermal Fields in a Semi - Ventilated Enclosure Heated by a Linear Heat Source. Int J Fluid Mech Therm Sci. 2022;8(3):53-63. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20220803.12

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