OJFD  Vol.4 No.2 , June 2014
Forced Convection Thermal Boundary Layer Transfer for Non-Isothermal Surfaces Using the Modified Merk Series
ABSTRACT

The Chao and Fagbenle’s modification of Merk series has been employed for the analysis of forced convection laminar thermal boundary layer transfer for non-isothermal surfaces. In addition to the Prandtl number (Pr) and the pressure gradient (∧), a third parameter (temperature parameter, γ ) was introduced in the analysis. Solutions of the resulting universal functions for the thermal boundary layer have been obtained for Pr of 0.70, 1.0 and 10.0 and for a range of ∧ . The results obtained for the similarity equations agreed with published results within very close limits for all the ∧’s investigated.


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Falana, A. and Fagbenle, R. (2014) Forced Convection Thermal Boundary Layer Transfer for Non-Isothermal Surfaces Using the Modified Merk Series. Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 4, 241-250. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2014.42018.
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