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Title: Natural convection from an inclined flat plate
Author: Warneford, Ian Paul
ISNI:       0000 0001 3563 4626
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 1975
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This thesis describes an experimental and theoretical study of natural convection heat transfer from a downwardfacing constant-heat-flux inclined flat plate in water. The theoretical investigation, which comprised an analysis of the integrated boundary layer equations for steady two-dimensional laminar and turbulent flows, produced analytical solutions for a heated plate inclined at any angle of inclination. Experiments, using two rigs, investigated heat transfer in the laminar, transition and turbulent regimes. The major outcome is a correlation for the local Nusselt Number over a range of modified Rayleigh Number from 10 6 to 10 15. In addition, boundary layer temperature and velocity profiles were measured using traversing probes and the flow outside the boundary layer was investigated using flow visualization techniques.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TA 357 Fluid mechanics