Description

Interest in studying the phenomena of convective heat and mass transfer between an ambient fluid and a body which is immersed in it stems both from fundamental considerations, such as the development of better insights into the nature of the underlying physical processes which take place, and from practical considerations, such as the fact that these idealised configurations serve as a launching pad for modelling the analogous transfer processes in more realistic physical systems. Such idealised geometries also provide a test ground for checking the validity of theoretical analyses. Consequently, an immense research effort has been expended in exploring and understanding the convective heat and mass transfer processes between a fluid and submerged objects of various shapes. Among several geometries which have received considerable attention are plates, circular and elliptical cylinders, and spheres, although much information is also available for some other bodies, such as corrugated surfaces or bodies of relatively complicated shapes.
The book is a unified progress report which captures the spirit of the work in progress in boundary-layer heat transfer research and also identifies potential difficulties and areas for further study. In addition, this work provides new material on convective heat and mass transfer, as well as a fresh look at basic methods in heat transfer. Extensive references are included in order to stimulate further studies of the problems considered. A state-of-the-art picture of boundary-layer heat transfer today is presented by listing and commenting also upon the most recent successful efforts and identifying the needs for further research.

Readership

For postgraduates and researchers in the fields of applied mathematics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, physics, geophysics, and chemical and mechanical engineering.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Nomenclature. I Convective Flows: Viscous Fluids. Free convection boundary-layer flow over a vertical flat plate. Introduction. Basic equations. Similarity solutions for an impermeable flat plate with a variable wall temperature. Similarity solutions for an impermeable flat plate with a variable surface heat flux. Flat plate with a variable wall temperature in a stratified environment. Flat plate with a sinusoidal wall temperature. Free convection boundary-layer flow over a vertical permeable flat plate. Mixed convection boundary-layer flow along a vertical flat plate. Introduction. Basic equations. Behaviour near separation in mixed convection. Mixed convection along a flat plate with a constant wall temperature in parabolic coordinates. Effect of Prandtl number on the mixed convection boundary-layer flow along a vertical plate with a constant wall temperature. Mixed convection boundary-layer flow along a vertical flat plate with a variable heat flux for a large range of values of the Prandtl number. Three-dimensional mixed convection boundary-layer flow near a plane of symmetry. Free and mixed convection boundary-layer flow past inclined and horizontal plates. Introduction. Basic equations. Free convection over an isothermal flat plate at small inclinations. Free convection boundary-layer flow above an isothermal flat plate of arbitrary inclination. Mixed convection boundary-layer flow from a horizontal flat plate. Mixed convection boundary-layer flow along an inclined permeable plate with variable wall temperature. Double-diffusive convection. Introduction. Double diffusive free convection boundary-layer flow over a vertical flat plate in the case of opposing buoyancy forces. Free convection boundary-layer flow driv

Details

No. of pages:
668
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
Print ISBN:
9780080438788
Electronic ISBN:
9780080530000

About the authors

I. Pop

University of Cluj, Faculty of Mathematics, Romania

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cluj, Faculty of Mathematics, Romania

Derek Ingham

Department of Applied Mathematics, Ingham Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK