Natural Convection Above Fires—An Analytical Solution

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R. K. Varma

Defence Science Laboratory, Metcalfe House, Delhi, India

M. P. Murgai

Institute of Armament Technology, Girinagar, Poona, India

J. Appl. Mech 37(3), 850-853 (Sep 01, 1970) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408619 History: Received December 09, 1968; Revised February 04, 1970; Online July 12, 2010


In this paper an analytical solution of the problem of turbulent buoyant plume, in a dry and calm atmosphere with an arbitrary lapse rate variation, is attempted. The results are compared with those given in an earlier publication based on the solution obtained by a Pace analog computer.

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