Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 435–446

Flow and heat transfer in a moving fluid over a moving flat surface

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00162-007-0056-z

Cite this article as:
Cortell, R. Theor. Comput. Fluid Dyn. (2007) 21: 435. doi:10.1007/s00162-007-0056-z


In this paper, a numerical analysis of the momentum and heat transfer of an incompressible fluid past a parallel moving sheet based on composite reference velocity U is carried out. A single set of equations has been formulated for both momentum and thermal boundary layer problems containing the following parameters: r the ratio of the free stream velocity to the composite reference velocity, σ (Prandtl number) the ratio of the momentum diffusivity of the fluid to its thermal diffusivity, and Ec(Eck) (Eckert number). The present study has been carried out in the domain 0 ≤  r ≤  1. It is found that the direction of the wall shear changes in such an interval and an increase of the parameter r yields an increase in temperature.


Flat-plate boundary layerParallel moving surfaceHeat transferViscous dissipation



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Física Aplicada, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de CaminosCanales y Puertos, Universidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain