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Unsteady mixed convection flow in the stagnation region of a heated vertical plate due to impulsive motion

Seshadri, Rajeswari and Sreeshylan, Nalini and Nath, G (2002) Unsteady mixed convection flow in the stagnation region of a heated vertical plate due to impulsive motion. In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 45 (6). pp. 1345-1352.

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The unsteady mixed convection in the stagnation flow on a heated vertical plate is studied where the unsteadiness is caused by the impulsive motion of the free stream velocity and by sudden increase in the surface temperature (heat flux). The short time as well as the long time solutions are included in the analysis. Both prescribed surface temperature and prescribed surface heat flux conditions are considered. The partial differential equations governing the flow and the heat transfer have been solved numerically using an implicit finite difference scheme. Also, the asymptotic behaviour of the solution for large value of the independent variable is examined when the flow becomes steady. There is a smooth transition from the small-time solution to the large-time solution. The surface shear stress and the heat transfer increase with time and buoyancy parameter. The heat transfer increases with the Prandtl number, but the surface shear stress decreases.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2009 07:55
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2011 12:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17955

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