Thermal Boundary Layer over a Flat Plate

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Summary

A thin heated plate is placed in a flow field so that it is perfectly aligned with the free streamlines thus allowing the flow to form hydraulic and thermal boundary layers. This boundary layer flow has been studied extensively and is well described in many thermo-fluid textbooks. An approach velocity of 1.0m/s at 300K was chosen to maintain laminar flow throughout the entire length of the plate (Re < 5e5). Flow is two dimensional and incompressible. The solution is compared with an analytic solution (Pohlhausen).

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