Fluid flow and heat transfer in three-dimensional duct flows

V. S. Pratap, D. B. Spalding

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A calculation procedure is described for three-dimensional duct-flow situations which are partially-parabolic in nature, i.e. those in which convective influences pass only downstream, diffusive influences are directed across the stream, but influences are transmitted from downstream regions to upstream ones by way of pressure. The numerical calculation procedure handles such flows economically; it stores the pressure as a three-dimensional array, but other variables two-dimensionally. As an illustration, the results from an application of the calculation procedure are compared with those of a parabolic calculation procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1183-1188
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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