Natural convection from an inclined flat plate

Warneford, Ian Paul (1975) Natural convection from an inclined flat plate. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.



This thesis describes an experimental and theoretical study of natural convection heat transfer from a downwardfacing constant-heat-flux inclined flat plate in water.

The theoretical investigation, which comprised an analysis of the integrated boundary layer equations for steady two-dimensional laminar and turbulent flows, produced analytical solutions for a heated plate inclined at any angle of inclination.

Experiments, using two rigs, investigated heat transfer in the laminar, transition and turbulent regimes. The major outcome is a correlation for the local Nusselt Number over a range of modified Rayleigh Number from 10 6 to 10 15. In addition, boundary layer temperature and velocity profiles were measured using traversing probes and the flow outside the boundary layer was investigated using flow visualization techniques.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Supervisors:Fussey, D.E.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Heat transmission, turbulence, laminar flow
Faculties/Schools:UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
ID Code:1747
Deposited By:Ms Valerie Airey
Deposited On:12 Jan 2011 14:23
Last Modified:12 Jan 2011 14:23

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