Start-up flow on a vertical semi-infinite heated plate

Armfield, S.W., and Patterson, J.C. (2000) Start-up flow on a vertical semi-infinite heated plate. In: Proceedings of the 7th Heath and Mass Transfer Conference. pp. 37-43. From: 7th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, 3-6 July 2000, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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The start-up of natural convection boundary layer flow on a semi-infinite heated plate is simulated using a time-accurate finite-volume Navier-Stokes solver. The flow exhibits an initially unsteady one-dimensional flow which transits to a steady two-dimensional flow with the passage of a signal travelling up the plate. The travelling signal is shown to consist of an initial rapidly travelling component localised in the region of the plate origin, followed by a slower travelling component. The velocity of the slower travelling component is shown to be well predicted by the maximum velocity travelling wave obtained from a stability analysis.

Item ID: 14533
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-875136-28-5
Keywords: boundary layer stability; natural convection
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 01:20
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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