Laminar Forced Convection Over An Inclined Flat Plate With Unheated Starting Length

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TURGUT O. , Ozcan A. C. , Turkoglu H.

JOURNAL OF POLYTECHNIC-POLITEKNIK DERGISI, vol.22, no.1, pp.53-62, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.2339/politeknik.403984
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-62


Two-dimensional laminar forced convection over an inclined flat plate with an unheated starting length was investigated numerically for both constant surface temperature and constant heat flux boundary conditions. The numerical study was implemented using the commercial software ANSYS Fluent 15.0. Air is used as working fluid. The influence of Reynolds number, inclination angle and the length of unheated plate on velocity and temperature distributions, surface temperature, surface heat flux and local Nusselt number was investigated. The results show that Reynolds number, inclination angle and the length of unheated region of plate play important role on heat transfer from the plate. It is seen that Nusselt number increases with increasing Reynolds number and inclination angle of inclined flat plate but decreases with increasing the length of unheated region of plate.