Natural Convection Flow of Heat Generating/Absorbing Fluid near a Vertical Plate with Ramped Temperature

Abstract

This study considers a theoretical analysis of natural convection flow of heat generating/absorbing fluid near an infinite vertical plate with ramped temperature. It is assumed that the bounding plate has a ramped temperature profile. Exact solutions of energy and momentum equations are obtained using the Laplacetransform techniques. Solutions are obtained for different values of the Prandtl number (Pr) and the heat sink parameter (S). Results of the ramped and isothermal temperature and velocity as well as Nusselt number and skin friction have been compared and presented with the help of graphs.


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B. Jha, A. Samaila and A. Ajibade, "Natural Convection Flow of Heat Generating/Absorbing Fluid near a Vertical Plate with Ramped Temperature," Journal of Encapsulation and Adsorption Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 61-68. doi: 10.4236/jeas.2012.24009.

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