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free convection

[¦frē kən′vek·shən]
(thermodynamics)

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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Free convection cannot be precisely measured or even estimated since there are too many unknown parameters, such as temperature distributions (or gradients), ventilation from other devices (or the air conditioning system) and surface conditions of the electrical drive.
32, 33] presented an analysis on MHD free convection and mass transfer adjacent to moving vertical plate for micropolar fluid in a rotating frame of reference in presence of heat generation/absorption and a chemical reaction using perturbation technique.
Free convection of non-Newtonian nanofluids about a vertical truncated cone in a porous medium, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.
In this case, the background ventilation flow with relatively high velocity will penetrate the free convection flow around the human body, since its maximum velocity is 0.
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).
1960) Steady and transient free convection of an electrically conducting fluid from a vertical plate in the presence of a magnetic field, Appl.
The nature of the movement at free convection ("floating" of the heat) is determined pursuant to the critical value of the product of Gr and Pr, referred to as Reyleigh's number (Ra).
Sattar and Alam [1994] studied the effect of free convection and mass transfer flow past an accelerated vertical porous plate, taking into account of Soret effect.
The unsteady free convection flow of a viscous incompressible fluid past an infinite vertical plate with constant heat flux is considered on taking into account viscous dissipative heat, under the influence of a transverse magnetic field studied by Srihari.
1 m and a free convection heat transfer coefficient of 50 W/[m.
Counteraction of the free convection forces to electromagnetic forces in this area causes origination of descending flows not from the surface of the solution modeling the slag pool, but at certain distance from it.