Title

Mixed Convection in Laminar Boundary-Layer Flow

Abstract

This paper is concerned primarily with mixed convection heat transfer process in external laminar boundary layer flows in which the buoyancy force arises from thermal diffusion. Attention is focused on a simple configuration of flow adjacent to vertical, inclined, and horizontal flat plates in order to demonstrate the mechanism and the formulation of the mixed convection problem. The analysis deals with the effects of buoyancy force on forced convection and forced flow on free convection for the cases of uniform wall temperature and uniform surface heat flux. Various analytical and numerical methods that have been employed in the solution of the resulting nonlinear partial differential equations are discussed. Finally, heat transfer over the entire mixed convection regime is examined, and a comparison between the analytical results and experimental data is also presented.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Citation

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text

Language(s)

English

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© 1985 Hemisphere Publishing Corp, All rights reserved.

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