Scaling analysis of the thermal boundary layer adjacent to an abruptly heated inclined flat plate

Saha, Suvash C., Lei, Chengwang, & Patterson, John C. (2007) Scaling analysis of the thermal boundary layer adjacent to an abruptly heated inclined flat plate. In Jacobs, Peter, McIntyre, Tim , Cleary, Mathew, Buttsworth, David, Mee, David, Clements, Rose, et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland, Gold Coast, Qld., pp. 117-120.

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The natural convection thermal boundary layer adjacent to an abruptly heated inclined flat plate is investigated through a scaling analysis and verified by numerical simulations. In general, the development of the thermal flow can be characterized by three distinct stages, i.e. a start-up stage, a transitional stage and a steady state stage. Major scales including the flow velocity, flow development time, and the thermal and viscous boundary layer thicknesses are established to quantify the flow development at different stages and over a wide range of flow parameters. Details of the scaling analysis and the numerical procedures are described in this paper.

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ID Code: 44163
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Natural convection, Scaling analysis, Boundary layer, Sudden heating
ISBN: 9781864998948
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2011 00:11
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 21:36

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