Effects of concentration of participating media on turbulent natural convection in cubic cavity

Takuma Kogawa, Lin Chen, Junnosuke Okajima, Atsushi Sakurai, Atsuki Komiya, Shigenao Maruyama

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Abstract

To use and understand the large-scale natural convection in the building and systems, heat transfer analysis of the natural convection with radiation is important. The radiation effect is influenced by concentration of the participating media in the considered system. In this study, an effects of concentration of participating media on turbulent natural convection inside a cubic cavity were investigated. The turbulence effect was modeled by large eddy simulation. Further, the radiative heat transfer was calculated by the radiation element method using the ray emission model. In addition, the gas radiation was modeled by the full-spectrum k-distribution method. By varying the partial pressures of H2O and CO2, the effect of the participating media were evaluated. From the calculation, gas radiation effects affected the flow instability and restrained the temperature stratification when the concentration of the participating media was higher. However, the convective heat transfer have not been affected by the significant flow instability by the radiation effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume131
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 25

Keywords

  • FSK
  • LES
  • Natural convection
  • Participating media
  • Radiative heat transfer
  • Turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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