Mixed convection heat transfer over a backward-facing step

J. Greg Sanchez, George C. Vradis

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This paper presents numerical results for the mixed convection heat transfer problem over a two-dimensional backward-facing step under steady, laminar, incompressible, and constant property flow conditions with the exception of density which is treated assuming the validity of the Bousinesq approximation. The results are obtained using a simultaneous variable solution technique based on fully second-order finite difference approximations. The hydrodynamic and thermal fields are presented, for the specified boundary conditions and values of the physical parameters, in terms of Nusselt number, temperature distributions and wall friction coefficient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Aspects of Heat Transfer Benchmark Problems
EditorsJ.H. Kim
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0791810038
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1993Dec 3 1993

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
ISSN (Print)0272-5673


OtherProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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