Accession Number : AD0817992

Title :   REAL GAS PROPERTY EFFECTS ON FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN THE ENTRANCE REGION OF A PARALLEL-PLATE CHANNEL.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Christian, James William

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The effects of air and hydrogen property variations on laminar flow and heat transfer in the entrance region of a parallel isothermal plate channel are investigated. The boundary layer equations are non-dimensionalized, expressed in natural and stream function coordinates, and solved in finite difference form by numerical methods. Accuracy and ease of solution are compared for the two coordinate systems. Flow and heat transfer characteristics are discussed. Finally, a method of correlating mean Nusselt number is developed which allows determination of heat transfer results within engineering accuracy for a variety of temperature conditions in the range from 500R to 3000R. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAMINAR FLOW, CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER)), ORIFICES, FLAT PLATE MODELS, HEAT TRANSFER, LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, THERMODYNAMICS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, TEMPERATURE, FRICTION, VELOCITY, PRESSURE, VISCOSITY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AIR, HYDROGEN, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE