Laminar Mixed Convection Adjacent to Three-Dimensional Backward-Facing Step

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A. Li, B. F. Armaly

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409

J. Heat Transfer 124(1), 209-213 (Oct 05, 2001) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1423909 History: Received March 27, 2001; Revised October 05, 2001
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Effects of Grashof number on size of reverse flow region at a plane y/S=1.99
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Effects of Grashof number on size of reverse flow region at a plane z/L=0.01
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Effects of Grashof number on the distribution of the reattachment line
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Schematic of the computation domain



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