Effect of Small Cross Flow and Surface-Temperature Variation on Laminar Free Convection Along a Vertical Plate

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R. J. Young

USAF, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

Kwang-Tzu Yang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.

J. Appl. Mech 30(2), 252-256 (Jun 01, 1963) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3636520 History: Received February 09, 1962; Online September 16, 2011


The effect of small cross flow and surface-temperature variation on laminar free-convection boundary-layer characteristics along a vertical plate is studied by means of a perturbation analysis. First-order deviations from the quasi-two-dimensional solution are derived. The associated universal functions are calculated for two Prandtl numbers of 0.72 and 1.0. Essential results are given in both graphical and tabulated forms.

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