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.
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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Natural convection, Scaling analysis, Boundary layer, Sudden heating|
|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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