Combined Forced and Free-Convection Laminar Flow

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A. A. Szewczyk

Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

J. Heat Transfer 86(4), 501-507 (Nov 01, 1964) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3688729 History: Received August 16, 1963


Effects of buoyancy forces on a forced-convection laminar flow as well as the forced-convection effects on a purely free-convection laminar flow about a vertical flat plate are analyzed. Solutions are obtained by expanding the stream function and the temperature function into series in terms of the parameter Grx/Rex2 when approaching from the forced-convection side, whereas for the free-convection approach in terms of the parameter (Grx/Rex2)−1/2. Velocity and temperature profiles, shear stress, and heat transfer are given for various values of the governing parameters.

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