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)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Heat transmission, turbulence, laminar flow|
|Faculties/Schools:||UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Ms Valerie Airey|
|Deposited On:||12 Jan 2011 14:23|
|Last Modified:||12 Jan 2011 14:23|
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