This study aims to analyze the effects of thermal buoyancy on the laminar boundary layer about a vertical plate in a uniform stream of fluid under a convective surface boundary condition. Using a similarity variable, the governing nonlinear partial differential equations have been transformed into a set of coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations, which are solved numerically by applying shooting iteration technique together with fourth-order Runge–Kutta integration scheme. The variations in dimensionless surface temperature and fluid-solid interface characteristics for different values of Prandtl number (Pr), local Grashof number , and local convective heat transfer parameter are graphed and tabulated. A comparison with previously published results on special case of the problem shows excellent agreement.
Buoyancy Effects on Thermal Boundary Layer Over a Vertical Plate With a Convective Surface Boundary Condition
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Makinde, O. D., and Olanrewaju, P. O. (April 16, 2010). "Buoyancy Effects on Thermal Boundary Layer Over a Vertical Plate With a Convective Surface Boundary Condition." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. April 2010; 132(4): 044502. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4001386
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