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Mixed convection boundary layer flow over a thin vertical cylinder with localized injection/suction and cooling/heating

Kumari, M and Nath, G (2004) Mixed convection boundary layer flow over a thin vertical cylinder with localized injection/suction and cooling/heating. In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 47 (5). pp. 969-976.

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Abstract

The effects of localized cooling/heating and injection/suction on the mixed convection flow on a thin vertical cylinder have been studied. The localized cooling/heating and (or) injection/suction introduce a finite discontinuity in the mathematical formulation of the problem which increases its complexity. In order to overcome this difficulty, a nonuniform distribution of wall temperature (heat flux) and surface mass transfer is considered at certain sections of the cylinder. The nonlinear coupled parabolic partial differential equations governing the mixed convection flow under boundary layer approximations have been solved numerically by using an implicit finite-difference scheme. The effects of the localized cooling/heating and (or) injection/suction on the heat transfer are found to be significant, but the effects of cooling/heating on the skin friction are comparatively small. The positive buoyancy force which assists the flow and the curvature parameter increase the skin friction and heat transfer.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/10284

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