Asymmetric boundary layer on a nonisothermally heated cone
Abstract
The development of a threedimensional boundary layer along a heated cone is analyzed. The surface of the cone is heated under the condition of constant wall heat flux. The perturbation solution is obtained for the flow close to the cone apex where the buoyancy force can be treated as a higher order effect. A finitedifference solution is obtained for the flow far downstream from the cone apex where buoyancy is one of the dominant forces. The numerical results clearly describe the boundary layer development along heated cones of different cone angles as well as the heat transfer rate. Boundary layer stability is briefly discussed in terms of the boundary layer shape factor.
 Publication:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Institute of Chemical Engineers
 Pub Date:
 August 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979ceht.conf.....Y
 Keywords:

 Boundary Layer Equations;
 Conical Flow;
 Heat Transfer;
 Nonisothermal Processes;
 Three Dimensional Boundary Layer;
 Buoyancy;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Perturbation Theory;
 Surface Temperature;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer