Composition and temperature induced natural convection within an open topped vertical circular enclosure has been numerically investigated. A theoretical model that describes the mass, heat and momentum transport processes in a 2-dimensional axisymmetric domain is presented. The model included consideration of the transient development of natural convection flow, density and thermophysical property variations. The results presented are for a n-Pentane liquid vapor diffusing into Air. A description of the transient temperature and concentration gradients development is given along with their effects on the flow field progression.
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The Transient Development of Natural Convective Flow Due to Liquid Evaporation Within a Vertical, Open Cylindrical Enclosure
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Bunama, RM, & Karim, GA. "The Transient Development of Natural Convective Flow Due to Liquid Evaporation Within a Vertical, Open Cylindrical Enclosure." Proceedings of the ASME 2002 Engineering Technology Conference on Energy. Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, Parts A and B. Houston, Texas, USA. February 4–5, 2002. pp. 1-9. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ETCE2002/CAE-29006
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