Axisymmetric free convection boundary-layer flow past slender bodies

H.K. Kuiken

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    Radial curvature effects on axisymmetric free convection boundary-layer flow are investigated for vertical cylinders and cones for some special non-uniform temperature differences between the surface and the ambient fluid. The solution is given as a power series expansion, the first term being equal to the solution to be found when no transverse curvature is involved. For a variety of Prandtl numbers numerical integrations have been carried out. An interesting application is the determination of the surface temperature of a free-convection-cooled cylinder with constant heat flux through the surface. For the Prandtl numbers considered, it turns out that the same heat flux induces a lower surface temperature on a cylinder than on a flat plate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1141-1153
    Number of pages13
    JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 1968


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