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.
Tiberiu Popoviciu Institute of Numerical Analysis, Romanian Academy
Babeş-Bolyai University Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Adrian Vasile Lar
Școala Cojocna, Romania
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
Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca; Cluj University Press, Cluj-Napoca