• STUDY OF THE THERMAL STRATIFICATION EFFECTS ON AN UNSTEADY NATURAL CONVECTION FLOW PAST AN INFINITE VERTICAL ACCELERATED PLATE

G. NARSIMLU*

Abstract


A problem of one-dimensional unsteady natural convection flow past an infinite vertical accelerated plate, immersed in a thermally stratified fluid is examined. The governing equations are solved by Galerkin finite element procedures for the Prandtl number is unity. The velocity and temperature profiles are presented graphically and the skinfriction and the Nusselt number are studied for various parameters like Prandtl number, thermal Grashof number, stratification parameter and time.


Keywords


Galerkin finite element, Prandtl number, stratification parameter, vertical accelerated plate.

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