Accession Number:

ADA031815

Title:

Time Dependent Holographic Interferometry and Finite-Element Analysis of Heat Transfer Within a Rectangular Enclosure

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

199.0

Abstract:

In this thesis, the finite-element method was developed to numerically analyze heat transfer by laminar natural convection within a rectangular cavity, a classical fluid flow problem. A second auxiliary case study involving Couette flow was included to test the flexibility of this analysis technique. Analyzing heat flows experimentally was also explored utilizing holographic interferometry. Specific problems encountered during this phase of research are presented with appropriate comments.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE