Natural convection in a vertical channel. I  Interacting convection and radiation. II  The vertical plate with and without shrouding
Abstract
Numerical finitedifference solutions enabled the determination of heat transfer rates for pure natural convection and for interacting natural convection and radiation in a vertical parallel plate channel of finite height. Attention was focused on the effect of the thermal boundary conditions and on the role of radiation as an enhancement mechanism. The results also enabled comparisons of the heat transfer from a single isothermal vertical plate with that for a plate that is shrouded by an adiabatic wall situated parallel to the plate. For pure convection and at intermediate and large Grashof numbers, the rate of heat transfer for a channel with two isothermal equitemperature walls exceeds by more than a factor of 2 that for a channel with one isothermal wall and one adiabatic wall. In the absence of radiation, shrouding of an isothermal vertical plate with an adiabatic wall is not an effective means of decreasing the heat transfer from the plate. However, when there is a significant radiation contribution, shrouding reduces the total rate of heat transfer.
 Publication:

Numerical Heat Transfer
 Pub Date:
 September 1980
 Bibcode:
 1980NumHT...3..297S
 Keywords:

 Convective Heat Transfer;
 Free Convection;
 Parallel Plates;
 Radiative Heat Transfer;
 Shrouds;
 Boundary Conditions;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Flat Plates;
 Fluid Flow;
 Grashof Number;
 Thermal Boundary Layer;
 Vertical Motion;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer