Free convection at low Prandtl numbers

H.K. Kuiken

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    Abstract

    In this paper it is shown that the free convection boundary layer approaches a singular character if the Prandtl number tends to zero. The method of matched asymptotic expansions is used to integrate the equations for this extreme case. An expression is derived for the Nusselt—Grashof relation and the results are compared with those of previous investigations which attack the problem in a different way.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)785-798
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
    Volume37
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1969

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