Viscous Dissipation in Finite Thin-Gap Couette Devices

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Michael C. Wendl

Research Associate and Affiliate Professor, School of Medicine and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, 4444 Forest Park Blvd., Box 8501, Saint Louis, MO 63108 e-mail: mwendl@watson.wustl.edu

Ramesh K. Agarwal

The William Palm Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, 1 Brookings Drive, Box 1185, Saint Louis, MO 63130

J. Heat Transfer 124(1), 200-203 (Jun 25, 2001) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1418373 History: Received July 27, 2000; Revised June 25, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Thermal shape profiles (T/Br) at the device centerline (z=ϕ/2) for aspect ratios 1/2, 1, 2, and ∞
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Convergence rate of velocity and temperature profiles at the device centerline (z=ϕ/2) to their one-dimensional forms. Dashed line represents coincident contours for temperature at Br=5.5 and velocity
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Map of parameter space denoting shaded region where idealized theory is permitted within bounds of a 10−5 r.m.s. error tolerance




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