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Heat transfer in rarefied couette flow on the basis of discrete ordinate method

Abstract

The method of discrete ordinates, in conjunction with the modified “half-range” quadrature, is applied to the study of heat transfer in rarefied gas flows. Analytic expressions for the reduced distribution function, the macroscopic temperature profile and the heat flux are obtained in the general n-th approximation. The results for temperature profile and heat flux are in sufficiently good accord both with the results of the previous investigators and with the experimental data.

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Saraf, J.R. Heat transfer in rarefied couette flow on the basis of discrete ordinate method. Appl. Sci. Res. 24, 467–476 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00411733

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Keywords

  • Heat Transfer
  • Heat Flux
  • Knudsen Number
  • COUETTE Flow
  • Moment Method