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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

USA

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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.

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Problem overview

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

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Correlation of the experimental data

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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.

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Conclusions

Converted by *Mathematica*
April 30, 2000