ePrints@IIScePrints@IISc Home | About | Browse | Latest Additions | Advanced Search | Contact | Help

Natural convection on a thin vertical cylinder moving in a high-porosity ambient medium

Takhar, HS and Chamkha, AJ and Nath, G (2003) Natural convection on a thin vertical cylinder moving in a high-porosity ambient medium. In: International Journal of Engineering Science, 41 (16). pp. 1935-1950.

[img] PDF
sdarticle41.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (284kB) | Request a copy
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_ima...


An analysis has been performed to study the natural convection flow over a thin vertical cylinder which is moving with a constant velocity in a non-Darcy high-porosity ambient medium. Both constant wall temperature and constant heat flux conditions have been considered. The coupled non-linear parabolic partial differential equations have been solved numerically by using an implicit finite-difference scheme. The heat transfer is found to be significantly affected by the inertia and porosity parameters, and the Prandtl number, whereas the skin friction is weakly affected. The heat transfer for the constant heat flux case is more than that of the constant wall temperature case and this difference increases with the Prandtl number. The heat transfer increases with the buoyancy force, but the skin friction is slightly reduced

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Engineering Science
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 07:38
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17173

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item