Solution of the natural convection boundary-layer flow near a heated flat plate

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Mark J. McCready
Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame IN 46556
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Version:  4/30/00
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Reference:  F. P. Incropera and D. P. DeWitt, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 4th ed. Wiley, 1996.

Problem overview

Derivation of the ODE's from the original PDE's.

Correlation of the experimental data

Numerical solution of the coupled ODE's that result after a similarity variable is introduced to the natural convection boundary - layer equations for flow near a flat plate.

Conclusions


Converted by Mathematica      April 30, 2000