Heat transfer by free convection between two parallel flat plates
Abstract
In the present investigation, attention is given to an approach which takes into consideration the pressure drop. The governing equations and the method of numerical calculation are discussed, giving attention to a twodimensional flow, in which all physical properties, with the exception of the density, are constant. The implementation of the considered approach is illustrated with the aid of an example. The example involves an application of the approach to a model reported by Kettleborough (1972). Kettleborough conducted a numerical study of the problem of free convection between two plates by using governing equations which were derived without using the boundarylayer approximation.
 Publication:

Numerical Heat Transfer
 Pub Date:
 March 1982
 Bibcode:
 1982NumHT...5...95N
 Keywords:

 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Convective Heat Transfer;
 Flat Plates;
 Flow Velocity;
 Free Convection;
 Parallel Plates;
 Equilibrium Flow;
 Heat Transfer Coefficients;
 Nusselt Number;
 Parallel Flow;
 Pressure Distribution;
 Temperature Distribution;
 Two Dimensional Flow;
 Velocity Distribution;
 Vertical Orientation;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer