In this work, we attempt to establish a general analytical approximation of the convection heat transfer from an isothermal wedge surface to fluids for all Prandtl numbers. The flow has been assumed to be laminar and steady state. The governing equations have been written in dimensionless form using a similarity method. A simple ad hoc technique is used to solve analytically the governing equations by proposing a general formula of the velocity profile. This formula verifies the boundary conditions and the equilibrium of the governing equations in the whole spatial region and permits us to obtain analytically the temperature profiles for all Prandtl numbers and for various configurations of the wedge surface. A comparison with the numerical results is given for all spatial regions and in wide Prandtl number values. A new Nusselt number expression is obtained for various configurations of the wedge surface and compared with the numerical results in wide Prandtl number values.
Analytical Study of the Convection Heat Transfer From an Isothermal Wedge Surface to Fluids
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Bachiri, M., and Bouabdallah, A. (May 2, 2012). "Analytical Study of the Convection Heat Transfer From an Isothermal Wedge Surface to Fluids." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. June 2012; 134(6): 064502. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4006030
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