Scaling analysis of the thermal boundary layer adjacent to an abruptly heated inclined flat plate

Saha, S.C., Lei, C., and Patterson, J.C. (2007) Scaling analysis of the thermal boundary layer adjacent to an abruptly heated inclined flat plate. In: 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, pp. 117-120. From: 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 DEC 2007, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The natural convection thermal boundary layer adjacent to an abmptly heated inclined tlat plate is investigated through a scaling analysis and verified by numerical simulations. In general, the development of the thermal tlow can be characterized by three distinct stages, i.e. a start-up stage, a transitional stage and a steady state stage. Major scales including the tlow velocity, tlow development time, and the thermal and viscous boundary layer thicknesses are established to quantifY the tlow development at different stages and over a wide range of tlow parameters. Details of the scaling analysis and the numerical procedures are described in this paper.

Item ID: 3159
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: natural convection; heat transfer; buoyancy; fluid mechanics; inclined plate; scaling analysis
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ISBN: 978-1-86499-894-8
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2009 04:14
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics @ 46%
09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091508 Turbulent Flows @ 31%
09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations @ 23%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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