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Convection heat transfer from an inclined narrow flat plate with uniform flux boundary conditions

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Title: Convection heat transfer from an inclined narrow flat plate with uniform flux boundary conditions
Authors: Abbasi Shavazi, E
Torres, J
Hughes, G
Pye, J
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Natural convection from flat plates finds diverse applications in engineering and natural systems. While previous studies have considered natural convection from isothermal vertical plates in air and tilted plates in water subject to uniform flux, little attention has been given to natural convection from inclined narrow plates in air. This work reports onexperiments undertaken on an inclined narrow plate with uniform flux boundary conditions. The spatial distribution of temperature along the length of the plate was measured for a range of imposed uniform flux values and inclination angles, ranging between vertical and downward-facing horizontal. The temperature profile along the plate indicates convective heat transfer rates associated with the development of the flow from a laminar to a turbulent regime. An interesting result of increased convection loss at a downward-facing inclination was observed, and is shown to be associated with the absence of sidewalls. Smoke visualisation of the flow was undertaken and the transition from laminar to turbulent flow was observed.
Issue Date: 10-Dec-2018
Date of Acceptance: 10-Dec-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/68281
ISBN: 978-0-646-59784-3
Publisher: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society
Journal / Book Title: AFMC Proceedings
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society
Sponsor/Funder: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Funder's Grant Number: 2014/RND010
Conference Name: 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2018-12-10
Finish Date: 2018-12-13
Conference Place: Adelaide, Australia
Appears in Collections:Civil and Environmental Engineering
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