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RESEARCH PAPER

Calculation of Turbulent Boundary Layers Using Equilibrium Thermal Wakes

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James Sucec

University of Maine, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 5711 Boardman Hall, Room 202, Orono, ME 04469

J. Heat Transfer 127(2), 159-164 (Mar 15, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1844538 History: Received June 03, 2004; Revised November 02, 2004; Online March 15, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Predicted thermal wake strength, Πt, variation with Prt and β
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Predictions and experimental data for constant us and isothermal surface. Data, ○, predictions —. Upper curve data, Moffat and Kays 18. Lower curves’ data, Blackwell 12. L=2.286 m (7.5 ft.).
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Predictions —, and data ○, for constant us and constant flux. Nondimensional unheated lengths of 0.0, 0.35, and 0.65 bottom curves, 0.15 top curve. Data from Taylor et al. 16. L=2.00 m.
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Predictions —, and data ○, for constant us and isothermal surface. Nondimensional unheated lengths of 0.25, 0.40, and 0.65, lower half, and 0.0, 0.35, and 0.65 upper half. Bottom curves’ Reynolds numbers twice as large as for upper curves. Data from Taylor et al. 16. L=2.00 m.
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Predictions —, and data ○, for constant us and constant flux. Nondimensional unheated lengths of 0.0, 0.25, and 0.65, upper half. Lower figure has 0.0 unheated length and calculations start at X=0.0. Data from Taylor et al. 16. L=2.00 m.
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Predictions —, and data ○, for isothermal surface. Upper curve has us∼x−0.20. Lower curve has us∼x−0.15. Data from Blackwell 12. L=2.286 m (7.5 ft.).

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