The mixed convection flow that arises due to a finite heated element located on a vertical adiabatic surface in an external flow, aligned with the surface, was studied analytically. The problem is of particular interest in electronic circuitry cooling and in heat removal in various manufacturing systems. The boundary layer flow was studied to determine the heat transfer from the heated element, the temperature decay downstream, and the flow field that results. Numerical results were obtained, employing finite difference methods, for a wide range of the mixed convection parameter. The pure natural convection problem was studied first and the results obtained were compared with earlier studies on wall plumes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering