Measurements in Buoyancy-Opposing Laminar Flow Over a Vertical Backward-Facing Step
Flow separation occurs in many heat transfer devices (such as high-performance heat exchangers, combustion chambers, and cooling systems for electronic equipment) and affects their heat transfer performance. The phenomenon of flow separation due to a sudden expansion in a flow passage (such as a backward-facing step) has been examined extensively for both forced and mixed convection flows. To the best knowledge of the present authors, all of the previously reported studies of mixed convection in the backward-facing step have dealt with the case of a buoyancy-assisting flow condition. The buoyancy-opposing case seems not to have been investigated and this has motivated the present study. (from Authors)
H. I. Abu-Mulaweh et al., "Measurements in Buoyancy-Opposing Laminar Flow Over a Vertical Backward-Facing Step," Chemical Engineering Communications, Taylor & Francis, Jan 1993.
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