Title

Laminar Mixed Convection in a Duct with a Backward-Facing Step: The Effects of Inclination Angle and Prandtl Number

Abstract

Mixed convective heat transfer results for two-dimensional laminar flow in an inclined duct with a backward-facing step are presented for both the buoyancy assisting and the buoyancy opposing flow conditions. The wall downstream of the step is maintained at a uniform heat flux, while the straight wall that forms the other side of the duct is maintained at a constant temperature equivalent to the inlet fluid temperature. The wall upstream of the step and the backward-facing step are considered as adiabatic surfaces. The inlet flow is fully developed and is at a uniform temperature. The effects of the inclination angle and Prandtl number on the velocity and temperature distributions are reported. © 1993.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1993 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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