Record number :
1042410
Title of article :
Conjugate conduction-natural convection heat transfer in a hollow building block
Author/Authors :
Mohamed A. Antar، نويسنده , , Hasan Baig، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
Pages :
5
From page :
3716
To page :
3720
Abstract :
Conjugate heat transfer across a hollow block is investigated numerically. Conduction heat transfer in the block material and natural convection in the cavity are considered. Results show that increasing the number of cavities while keeping the block width constant decreases the heat loss (increases the R-value) significantly. A maximum number of six cavities can fit the building block without compromising the strength. With this number of cavities, no insulation would be needed to fill the cavities as a result of the reduced effect of natural convection. This study may provide guidelines for engineers toward better design and selection of building materials for higher thermal resistance.
Keywords :
Conjugate heat transfer , Heat leak , R-value , Numerical
Journal title :
Applied Thermal Engineering
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