Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 7, Number 3, September 1999
|Page(s)||263 - 269|
|Published online||15 September 1999|
Laminar boundary-layer flow over a semi-infinite plate impulsively heated or cooled
Laboratoire de Thermomécanique, UTAP (EA 2061), Faculté des Sciences, B.P. 1039, 51687
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Revised: 13 January 1999
Accepted: 11 May 1999
Published online: 15 September 1999
The unsteady forced convection involved in incompressible laminar boundary-layer over a semi-infinite plate is investigated. Initially, a steady state convective heat transfer with constant plate temperature or constant plate heat flux is established between the plate and the flow. By differential method, we study the thermal effect on this first state of a positive or a negative sudden change in either the plate temperature or plate heat flux. Numerical solution of differential equations is obtained for the whole transient from the initial steady state to the final one. Detailed results of the effect of the wall conditions change on the transient process are given for the fluids encountered in the usual applications (0.6 ≤ Pr ≤ 100). An exponential law of the instantaneous heat coefficient is deduced as function of Pr in the said Prandtl number range.
PACS: 47.27.Te – Convection and heat transfer / 47.15.Cb – Laminar boundary layer
© EDP Sciences, 1999
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