Function for convective heat transfer in vertical window cavity. The computation is according to TARCOG 2006, except that this implementation computes the convection coefficient as a function that is differentiable in the temperatures.
TARCOG 2006: Carli, Inc., TARCOG: Mathematical models for calculation of thermal performance of glazing systems with our without shading devices, Technical Report, Oct. 17, 2006.
function convectionVerticalCavity extends Modelica.Icons.Function; input Buildings.HeatTransfer.Data.Gases.Generic gas "Thermophysical properties of gas fill" annotation( choicesAllMatching = true); input Real Ra(min = 0) "Rayleigh number"; input Modelica.Units.SI.Temperature T_m "Temperature used for thermophysical properties"; input Modelica.Units.SI.TemperatureDifference dT "Temperature difference used to compute q_flow = h*dT"; input Modelica.Units.SI.Area h(min = 0) = 1.5 "Height of window"; input Real deltaNu(min = 0.01) = 0.1 "Small value for Nusselt number, used for smoothing"; input Real deltaRa(min = 0.01) = 1E3 "Small value for Rayleigh number, used for smoothing"; output Real Nu(min = 0) "Nusselt number"; output Modelica.Units.SI.CoefficientOfHeatTransfer hCon(min = 0) "Convective heat transfer coefficient"; output Modelica.Units.SI.HeatFlux q_flow "Convective heat flux"; end convectionVerticalCavity;