Effect of Conductive Baffles on Natural Convection Heat Transfer


  • Raed Ahmed Ali University of Mosul - College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Department


Conductive Baffles, Porous Medium inside Enclosure


Two dimensional numerical study of the effect of high thermal conductive baffles on natural convection

heat transfer in saturated porous medium inside enclosure. The top and bottom surface of the enclosure are

insulated, the two vertical walls of the enclosure have different constant temperature, high conductive thin

baffles are attached on the two vertical walls. The governing equations were solved by finite difference method.

The results inserted for different value of Rayleigh number and different position s of the baffles with change in

length of baffles, when the baffles attached to the hot and cold walls in distances (0.25,0.75) respectively from

bottom surface, also when the baffles attached to the hot and cold walls in distance ( 0.75 , 0.25 ) respectively

from bottom surface. The length of baffles in the two cases changed in range ( 0.2 0.8 ). For the above cases

The Rayleigh number changed in range ( 150 750 ). The results are represented by streamlines and isotherm

lines to show the behavior of the fluid circulation and temperature distribution. Also some graphics had been

obtained which represent the relationship between Nusselt and Rayleigh numbers with the position and length of

baffles. The results show that increasing Rayleigh number leads to increase in the Nusselt number for two

cases. But in the two cases the increasing in the baffles length results a decreases in Nusselt number.

(Key words: natural convection, porous medium, Baffle, Enclosure)


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Ali, R. A. (2010). Effect of Conductive Baffles on Natural Convection Heat Transfer. Al-Nahrain Journal for Engineering Sciences, 13(2), Ar_30–41. Retrieved from https://nahje.com/index.php/main/article/view/587