Combined Radiation Convection in Thermally Developing Poiseuille Flow with Scattering

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T. C. Chawla

Reactor Analysis and Safety Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill. 60439

S. H. Chan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisc. 53201

J. Heat Transfer 102(2), 297-302 (May 01, 1980) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3244277 History: Received August 25, 1979; Online October 20, 2009


The solution for thermally developing Poiseuille flow with scattering is obtained by using the method of collocation. The results show that scattering tends to decrease radiation component without affecting the convective component at low optical thicknesses. For moderate to high values of optical thicknesses, both the convective and radiation components are reduced. The relative effect of scattering both on convective and radiation Nusselt numbers appears to be unaffected by a change in the surface emissivity. A significant feature of combined radiation-convection in thermally developing flows appears to be that the total Nusselt number increases downstream of position of minimum rather than approaching an asymptotic value as is the case with corresponding pure convection. Another departure in the behavior appears to be the lack of existence of similarity in the temperature profiles, particularly at low values of conduction-radiation parameter.

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