Heat Transfer in Non-Newtonian Flow Past a Wedge With Nonisothermal Surfaces

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J. L. S. Chen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.

P. T. Radulovic

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

J. Heat Transfer 95(4), 498-504 (Nov 01, 1973) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450096 History: Received March 28, 1973; Online August 11, 2010


The steady heat transfer in the incompressible laminar boundary layer flow of power law fluids past a wedge having a step discontinuity in surface temperature is studied analytically. The solution method recently introduced by Chao and Cheema is extended to the present problem. The solution is obtained in terms of an infinite set of similar solutions which are expressible as universal functions. Tabulations of such functions are given. For most of the non-Newtonian fluids commonly encountered having large Prandtl numbers, only a very few terms of the functions are needed to yield accurate results.

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