Vol.1, No.4, 2005, pp.301-314, doi:10.3970/fdmp.2005.001.301
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Thermal Communication between Two Vertical Systems of Free and Forced Convection via Heat Conduction across a Separating Wall
  • M. Mosaad2, A. Ben-Nakhi2, M. H. Al-Hajeri2
On leave from Mansoura University of Egypt, correspondence towhom be sent, P.O. Box 64268, Faculty of Technological Studies,Suaikh 70453, Kuwait, e.-mail: Mosaad@paaet.edu.ku
Faculty of Technological Studies, Mech. Power & Refrigeration Dept., Kuwait
Abstract
This work deals with the problem of thermal interaction between two fluid media at two different bulk temperatures and separated by a vertical plate. The problem is analyzed by taking into account the heat conduction across the separating plate. The flow configuration considered is one in which the two vertical boundary layers of free and forced convection developed on plate sides are in parallel flow. The dimensionless parameters governing the thermal interaction mechanisms are analytically deduced. The obtained results are presented in graphs to demonstrate the heat transfer characteristics of investigated phenomenon. The work reports a means to estimate the mean conjugate Nusselt number over the entire plate height as a function of controlling parameters.
Keywords
Free and forced convection, Conduction, Thermal interaction.
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Mosaad, M., Ben-Nakhi, A., Al-Hajeri, M. H. (2005). Thermal Communication between Two Vertical Systems of Free and Forced Convection via Heat Conduction across a Separating Wall. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 1(4), 301–314.
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