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An Experimental Correlation for Combined Convection and Radiation Between Parallel Vertical Plates

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A. S. Krishnan, C. Balaji, S. P. Venkateshan

Heat Transfer and Thermal Power Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India e-mail: spv@iitm.ac.in

J. Heat Transfer 126(5), 849-851 (Nov 16, 2004) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1795245 History: Received January 29, 2004; Revised March 17, 2004; Online November 16, 2004
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Grahic Jump Location
End view of the experimental arrangement
Grahic Jump Location
Parity plot showing agreement of θmax obtained by correlation with those obtained by measurements
Grahic Jump Location
Parity plot between measured θmax and θmax from correlation for εcs=0

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