Transient behaviour of conjugate natural convection boundary layers

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Transient behaviour of conjugate natural convection boundary layers

Title of Project

Transient behaviour of conjugate natural convection boundary layers

Name of Advisor/s

Professor Wenxian Lin

College

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

Conjugate natural convection boundary layers occur when a conducting vertical wall separates two fluids at different temperatures, with thermal boundary layers developing on both sides of the wall. Such configurations occur frequently in industrial and environmental flows. The heat transfer across the wall depends in part on the state of flow of the two boundary layers. Heat transfer across turbulent boundary layers is much greater than that across laminar boundary layers, and an understanding of the factors which lead to transition to turbulence, and other unsteady effects, is crucial in optimising the heat transfer.

Key Words

Conjugate natural convection, Boundary layer, Experimental, Numerical, Heat transfer, Flow dynamics

Would suit an applicant who

Who has good background and research experience and interest in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and good experimental and numerical skills