Simulation of Free Convection with Conjugate Heat Transfer

This study focuses on free convective and conjugate heat transfer in a naturally ventilated, rectangular cavity, in which a vertical, isothermal plate is placed. The impact of the following parameters on the local Nusselt number is studied:
• spacing between the isothermal plate and the cavity walls (i.e. the channel width);
• location and number of openings. This paper presents predictions of Local Nusselt number distribution obtained using ANSYS CFX software. A series of test cases have been computed and compared to the experimental data. Results are in good agreement with the experimental data.