Title

Measurements in Buoyancy-Opposing Laminar Flow Over a Vertical Backward-Facing Step

Abstract

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)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1993 Taylor & Francis, All rights reserved.


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