Free Convection From a Vertical Flat Plate With Step Discontinuities in Surface Temperature

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A. A. Hayday, D. A. Bowlus

U. S. Army Missile Command, R & D Directorate, ARPA Division, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

R. A. McGraw

Stanford Research Institute, Huntsville, Ala.

J. Heat Transfer 89(3), 244-249 (Aug 01, 1967) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3614371 History: Received January 27, 1966; Online August 25, 2011


The paper explores a numerical method for the solution of strongly coupled equations governing nonsimilar flows in laminar boundary layers. The analysis deals specifically with nonsimilar free convection from a vertical plate suspended in air, the nonsimilarity of the flow being generated by step discontinuities in surface temperatures. Results presented herein compare favorably with and form a theoretical basis for the experiments of Schetz and Eichhorn.

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