Transient mixed convection in air adjacent to discrete uniform flux heat sources

A. Khalilollahi, B. G. Sammakia

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This study deals with the effects of a weak forced flow field upon the convective transport in a channel that has discrete uniform flux sources along its walls. This simulates electronic packages that are predominantly cooled by natural convection, but have a weak forced convection flow field imposed upon them, due to miscellaneous sources. Both the transient and steady state regimes are investigated. A two-dimensional numerical model is used. The model is first verified by comparing its predictions to known mixed convection results, and to previous transient and steady state measurements near a uniform flux surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventSimulation of Thermal Energy Systems: Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Dec 10 1989Dec 15 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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