Numerical Simulation of Heat Conduction to Liquids from a Thin Vertical Cylinder
Source: International Journal of Thermophysics, Volume 24, Number 5, September 2003 , pp. 1325-1338(14)
The paper presents numerical simulations of heat conduction around a circular vertical cylinder immersed in liquids. A finite volume formulation is used, and the numerical analysis is performed in unsteady state with an explicit scheme. The numerical predictions are compared with experiments performed on liquids to find the temperature inside the cylinder, where a thermocouple is located, and at the wall of the insulated coaxial container, where the liquid is poured. The cylinder is immersed vertically. The numerical results are in good agreement with the temperature at the wall of the container. The experimental temperature measurement of the thermocouple located inside the probe is intermediate between the numerical temperatures on the axis and on the surface of the probe. The natural convection phenomenon is evidenced in the experiments, after a certain time from the beginning of heating, in some of the liquids used, except glycerol. Natural convection is not considered in the present numerical simulations, which solve only the heat conduction equation.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Publication date: 2003-09-01