A comprehensive review on natural convection flow and heat transfer : the most practical geometries for engineering applications

Rahimi, A, Dehghan Saee, A, Kasaeipoor, A and Hasani Malekshah, E 2018, 'A comprehensive review on natural convection flow and heat transfer : the most practical geometries for engineering applications' , International Journal of Numerical Methods in Heat & Fluid Flow, 29 (3) , pp. 834-877.

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to carry out a comprehensive review of some latest studies devoted to natural convection phenomenon in the enclosures because of its significant industrial applications.

Design/methodology/approach: Geometries of the enclosures have considerable influences on the heat transfer which will be important in energy consumption. The most useful geometries in engineering fields are treated in this literature, and their effects on the fluid flow and heat transfer are presented.

Findings: A great variety of geometries included with different physical and thermal boundary conditions, heat sources and fluid/nanofluid media are analyzed. Moreover, the results of different types of methods including experimental, analytical and numerical are obtained. Different natures of natural convection phenomenon including laminar, steady-state and transient, turbulent are covered. Overall, the present review enhances the insight of researchers into choosing the best geometry for thermal process.

Originality/value: A comprehensive review on the most practical geometries in the industrial application is performed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science Applications
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Numerical Methods in Heat & Fluid Flow
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0961-5539
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 09:07
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 09:07
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49529

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