Mixed convection in a vertical channel subject to Robin boundary condition

Abstract

The steady mixed convection flow in a vertical channel is investigated for laminar and fully developed flow regime. In the modelling of the heat transfer the viscous dissipation term was also considered. Temperature on the right wall is assumed constant while a mixed boundary condition (Robin boundary condition) is considered on the left wall. The governing equations are expressed in non-dimensional form and then solved both analytically and numerically. It was found that there is a decrease in reversal flow with an increase in the mixed convection parameter.

Authors

Flavius Patrulescu
(Tiberiu Popoviciu Institute of Numerical Analysis, Romanian Academy)

Teodor Groşan
(Babeş-Bolyai University Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences)

Adrian Vasile Lar
(Școala Cojocna, Romania)

Keywords

viscous fluid; forced convection; heat transfer; fully developed flow

Cite this paper as:

F. Pătrulescu, T. Groşan, A.V. Lar, Mixed convection in a vertical channel subject to Robin boundary condition, Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, seria Mathematica, vol. 55, no. 2 (2010), pp. 167-176

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Publisher Name

Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca; Cluj University Press, Cluj-Napoca

Print ISSN

0252-1938

Online ISSN

2065-961X

MR

2661883

ZBL

1224.76037

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