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Unsteady free convection flow over a continuous moving vertical surface

Kumari, M and Slaouti, A and Takhar, HS and Nakamura, S and Nath, G (1996) Unsteady free convection flow over a continuous moving vertical surface. In: Acta Mechanica, 116 (1-4). pp. 75-82.

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The problem of heat transfer in the unsteady free convection flow over a continuous moving vertical sheet in an ambient fluid has been investigated. Both constant surface temperature and constant surface heat flux conditions have been considered. The nonlinear coupled partial differential equations governing the flow have been solved numerically using the Keller box method and the Nakamura method which both give closely similar solutions. The results indicate that the cooling rate of the sheet can be enhanced by increasing the buoyancy parameter or the velocity of the sheet. It is found that a better cooling performance could be achieved by using a liquid as a cooling medium rather than a gas. The overshoot in the velocity occurs near the surface when the buoyancy parameter exceeds a certain critical value.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Acta Mechanica
Publisher: Springer Wien
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer Wien.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/9304

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