An analysis of steady laminar mixed convection boundary layer flow along a vertical cone of constant wall temperature is presented. A mixed convection parameter ξ, as proposed by Lin and Chen, is used to serve as a controlling parameter that determines the relative importance of the forced and the free convection flows. New coordinates and dependent variables are then defined in terms of ξ, so that the transformed non‐similar boundary layer equations give computationally efficient numerical solutions which are valid over the entire range of mixed convection flow from the forced convection limit to the free convection limit for fluids of any Prandtl number. The effects of the mixed convection parameter ξ and the Prandtl number Pr on the velocity and temperature profiles as well as on the skin friction and heat transfer coefficients are shown for both cases of buoyancy assisting and buoyancy opposing flow conditions.
Pop, I., Groşan, T. and Kumari, M. (2003), "Mixed convection along a vertical cone for fluids of any Prandtl number: case of constant wall temperature", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 13 No. 7, pp. 815-829. https://doi.org/10.1108/09615530310502046Download as .RIS
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