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Presents the practical and important phenomena of natural convection from short cylinders
Reviews studies that are the basis for the prediction of natural convection from short cylinders and assesses the accuracy of these prediction methods
Discusses the effect of cylinder inclination on the natural convective heat transfer from short cylinders
Examines the effect of cylinder cross-sectional shape on the natural convective heat transfer from short cylinders
Includes over 50 illustrations
Natural Convective Heat Transfer from Short Inclined Cylinders examines a heat transfer situation of significant, practical importance not adequately dealt with in existing textbooks or in any widely available review papers. Specifically, the book introduces the reader to recent studies of natural convection from short cylinders mounted on a flat insulated base where there is an “exposed” upper surface. The authors considers the effects of the cylinder cross-sectional shape, the cylinder inclination angle, and the length-to-cross sectional size of the cylinder. Both numerical and experimental studies are discussed and correlation equations based on the results of these studies are reviewed. This book is ideal for professionals involved with thermal management and related systems, researchers, and graduate students in the field of natural convective heat transfer, instructors in graduate level courses in convective heat transfer.