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Natural convection flow from a continuously moving vertical surface immersed in a thermally stratified medium

Takhar, Harmindar S. and Chamkha, Ali J. and Nath, Girishwar (2001) Natural convection flow from a continuously moving vertical surface immersed in a thermally stratified medium. ISSN 0947-7411

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Abstract

Natural convection boundary layer flow over a continuously moving isothermal vertical surface immersed in a thermally stratified medium has been investigated here. The non-linear coupled partial differential equations governing the non-similar flow have been solved numerically using an implicit finite difference scheme. For small values of the streamwise distance the partial differential equations are solved by using a perturbation expansion procedure and also using the Shanks transformation. The results indicate that the thermal stratification significantly affects both the surface shear stress and the surface heat transfer. The buoyancy parameter and the Prandtl number increase significantly, both the surface shear stress and heat transfer. Also the buoyancy force gives rise to an overshoot in the velocity profile.

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