The buoyancy-driven boundary layer flow and heat transfer in a viscous incompressible fluid bounded by a semi-infinite vertical wall has been considered. It is assumed that the bounding wall has a ramped temperature profile with respect to time. The solutions of the coupled nonlinear momentum and energy equations have been obtained using an implicit finite difference method of Crank-Nicolson type. The variations of velocity and temperature in the boundary layer, at a fixed cross section, as well as the skin friction and Nusselt number along the heated surface, have been discussed. Some contour curves of temperature distributions have also been shown.
|الصفحات (من إلى)||34-45|
|دورية||International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics|
|حالة النشر||Published - 2008|
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