Heat Transfer of Power Law Fluid at Low Peclet Number Flow

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Vi-Duong Dang

Department of Chemical Engineering And Materials Science, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064

J. Heat Transfer 105(3), 542-549 (Aug 01, 1983) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3245619 History: Received June 23, 1982; Online October 20, 2009


An exact solution is presented for the temperature distribution and local Nusselt number of power law fluid in conduit at low Peclet number flow by considering axial conduction in both the upstream and the downstream regions while keeping the wall at constant temperature. Solutions are also reported for the parallel plate geometry for the aforementioned heat transfer condition and for constant wall heat flux boundary condition. The order of importance of axial conduction is established for different geometries and different boundary conditions. The effect of axial conduction is more significant when power law model index, s, increases for constant wall heat flux case, but the effect changes with Peclet number for constant wall temperature case.

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