Title

Measurements of Laminar Mixed Convection Adjacent to a Vertical Plate-Uniform Wall Heat Flux Case

Abstract

Buoyancy force can influence significantly the process of convective cooling of electronic components, heat exchangers, and fuel rods in nuclear reactors. This has motivated a large number of investigators to study the influence of the buoyancy force on forced convective flow and heat transfer, i.e. mixed convection. Mixed convection flow and heat transfer measurements have been reported by many investigations for vertical, inclined, and horizontal plates with uniform wall temperature. Measured temperature and velocity distributions compared favorably with predictions when the local nonsimilarity solution method was used for solving the governing equations. The lack of similar measurements for mixed convection adjacent to surfaces with uniform wall heat flux has motivated the present study.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1992 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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