Thermal And Flow Fields Due To Laminar Free Convection In An Isosceles
Triangular Enclosure Having Thick Conducting Sidewalls Have Been Investigated
Computationally. Inclined Left And Right Side Walls Are Maintained At
Isothermal Hot And Cold Temperatures Respectively While The Bottom Wall Is
Considered Adiabatic. Problem Has Been Analyzed And The Non-Dimensional
Governing Equations Are Solved Using Finite Volume Approach And Employing
More Nodes At The Fluid–Solid Interface. Triangular Enclosure Is Assumed To
Be Filled With An Air With A Prandtl Number Of 0.7. Rayleigh Number Varies
From 103 To 106 Where The Flow And Thermal Fields Are Computed For Various
Rayleigh Numbers. Consequently, It Was Observed That The Stream Function
And Temperature Contours Strongly Change With High Rayleigh Number. The
Streamline And Isotherm Plots And The Variations Of The Average Nusselt
Number At The Hot Left And The Cold Right Side Walls Are Also Presented. The
Results Explained A Good Agreement With Another Published Results.