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Title: Combined convective heat and airborne pollutant removals in a slot vented enclosure under different flow schemes : parametric investigations and non unique flow solutions
Authors: Ren, XH
Hu, JT
Liu, D 
Zhao, FY
Li, XH
Wang, HQ
Keywords: Combined forced and natural convections
Convective flow schemes
Numerical simulations
Slot ventilated enclosure
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Applied thermal engineering, 2016, v. 94, p. 159-169 How to cite?
Journal: Applied thermal engineering 
Abstract: This paper reports a numerical study of mixed convection on a heated and polluted strip within a slot ventilated enclosure in which the displacement and mixing flow schemes are considered. Contours of streamfunction, heatfunction, and massfunction are presented to clearly scrutinize the mechanism of heat and airborne pollutant transports. For the displacement flow scheme, thermal Nusselt and pollutant Sherwood numbers under different Reynolds numbers remain almost constant as the value of Gr/Re2 decreases down to the regime of forced convection dominated. However, as Ar increases up to the regime of natural convection dominated, both Nu and Sh increase sharply with Ar (Gr/Re2). Similar trends could be observed for the situation of mixing ventilated flow scheme. In the mixing scheme, non unique steady flow solutions could be observed for the range of transitional flow regime. Upward solutions, downward solutions and rest solutions have been exemplified with varying Gr/Re2. Dual solution branches could be sustained at the range of 39.0 ≤ Gr/Re2 ≤ 6.0 × 103, while the rest solutions obtained from rest states were completely coinciding with former continuous solutions. The present work could be significant for the natural optimization and passive control of heat and pollutant removals from the electronic boxes or building enclosures.
ISSN: 1359-4311
EISSN: 1873-5606
DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.10.093
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