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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Heat Transfer in the Laminar Boundary Layer Over an Impulsively Started Flat Plate

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C. B. Watkins

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

J. Heat Transfer 97(3), 482-484 (Aug 01, 1975) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450409 History: Received December 09, 1974; Online August 11, 2010

Abstract

Numerical solutions are described for the unsteady thermal boundary layer in incompressible laminar flow over a semi-infinite flat plate set impulsively into motion, with the simultaneous imposition of a constant temperature difference between the plate and the fluid. Results are presented for several Prandtl numbers.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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