Record number :
1071565
Title of article :
Transient natural convection heat transfer of fluids with variable viscosity between concentric and vertically eccentric spheres
Author/Authors :
Horng-Wen Wu، نويسنده , , Wen Ching Tsai، نويسنده , , Huann-Ming Chou، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2004
Pages :
16
From page :
1685
To page :
1700
Abstract :
The transient natural convection has been analyzed for the temperature dependent viscosity of fluids in spherical annulus and between two vertically eccentric spheres. Using the modified Sorenson’s method to generate the grid line can get the grid system with orthogonality along all boundaries. The grid system goes along with weighting function scheme to discretize the general governing equation. Numerical solutions were obtained for Rayleigh numbers (5.0 × 103–6.5 × 104) at a radius ratio of 2.0 with the dimensionless vertical eccentricity of the outer sphere (0– ± 0.65) for variable viscosity fluids at different Prandtl numbers (158, 405 and 720). The results of this analysis show that heat and flow patterns vary with the Rayleigh number and the eccentricity; besides, the effect of variable viscosity is investigated. The present calculations applied to constant viscosity are compared with the results of other papers, and these comparison results are agreeable.
Journal title :
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
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