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free convection

[¦frē kən′vek·shən]
(thermodynamics)
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natural convection

The convection resulting from the flow of air caused by temperature differences in an enclosed space, as opposed to the flow of air caused by a fan. Also known as free convection.
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[9] have studied free convection on flow past an accelerated vertical plate in the presence of viscous dissipative heat using perturbation method.
Makinde [18] examined the transient free convection interaction with thermal radiation of an absorbing emitting fluid along moving vertical permeable plate.
In this paper the three-dimensional laminar free convection stagnation-point flow of a nanofluid on a general curved isothermal surface is considered.
[8] analysed free convection flow with variable suction in presence of thermal radiation.
Nath, "Unsteady free convection flow over a continuous moving vertical surface," Acta Mechanica, vol.
Free convection of non-Newtonian nanofluids about a vertical truncated cone in a porous medium, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.
The airflow at the vicinity of the doctor is a complex interaction of the background ventilation flow and the free convection flow around the body.
[7.] Grosan, T., Revnic, C., Pop, I., and Ingham, D.B.: Magnetic field and internal heat Generation Effects on the Free Convection in a Rectangular Cavity filled with a Porous Medium: International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 52, 1525-1533, (2009).
[11] studied magnetohydrodynamic free convection along a vertical wavy surface.
where [[alpha].sub.w]--the coefficient of heat penetration caused by forced convection, W/([m.sup.2] x K); [[alpha].sub.s]--the coefficient of heat penetration caused by free convection, W/([m.sup.2] x K); [[alpha].sub.r]--the replacement coefficient of heat penetration by radiation, W/([m.sup.2] x K).