LES of Natural Convection in a Closed Cavity

  • A. PilkingtonEmail author
  • B. Rosic
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Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 25)


Natural convection cavity flows are of interest due to their occurrence in a range of engineering situations, such as in gas and steam turbines during shutdown. These natural convection flows can affect the operation of gas and steam turbines so reliable prediction of these flows is desirable. Accurate prediction of the wall heat transfer is of particular importance to engineers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Osney Thermofluids LaboratoryUnversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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