Accession Number:

AD0604826

Title:

CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER IN THE ENTRANCE REGION BETWEEN PARALLEL PLATES.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

The hydrodynamic and convective heat transfer characteristics of laminar flow in the entrance region between infinite flat plates are investigated. The equation governing the motion of the fluid, the Navier-Stokes equation, is written in terms of the stream function, using the von Mises transformation, and solved numerically on a digital computer. The velocity and pressure gradient distributions obtained compare favorably with existing results. The energy equation is solved in a similar manner for four different physical conditions both walls at a uniform temperature, one wall at a uniform temperature and the other thermally insulated, both walls with a uniform heat flux, and one wall with a uniform heat flux and the other thermally insulated. The temperature profiles and Nusselt numbers are determined for each case, and the results presented in graphic and tabular form. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE