Developing flow near a semi-infinite vertical wall with ramped temperature

Ashok K. Singh*, Nirmal C. Sacheti, Pallath Chandran

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The buoyancy-driven boundary layer flow and heat transfer in a viscous incompressible fluid bounded by a semi-infinite vertical wall has been considered. It is assumed that the bounding wall has a ramped temperature profile with respect to time. The solutions of the coupled nonlinear momentum and energy equations have been obtained using an implicit finite difference method of Crank-Nicolson type. The variations of velocity and temperature in the boundary layer, at a fixed cross section, as well as the skin friction and Nusselt number along the heated surface, have been discussed. Some contour curves of temperature distributions have also been shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-45
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Issue numberMO8
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Natural convection
  • Nusselt number
  • Ramped temperature
  • Skin friction
  • Thomas algorithm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics


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