Transient Free Convection About Vertical Plates and Circular Cylinders

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R. J. Goldstein, D. G. Briggs

Heat Transfer Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

J. Heat Transfer 86(4), 490-500 (Nov 01, 1964) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3688728 History: Received August 13, 1963


An analysis is made of the transient free-convection, heat-transfer problem from vertical flat plates and vertical circular cylinders to a surrounding initially quiescent fluid. The transient is initiated by a change in wall temperature of the plate or cylinder. A method of predicting the length of time for which a one-dimensional regime of velocity and heat transfer will exist is proposed and solutions are presented. Good agreement is found with the few existing data.

Copyright © 1964 by ASME
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