The extended Graetz problem with piecewise constant wall heat flux for laminar and turbulent flows inside concentric annuli
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In the present paper, the heat transfer characteristics in the thermal entrance region of concentric annuli have been analysed for laminar and turbulent internal flow. Axial heat conduction effects in the fluid have been taken into account. The present paper shows an exact analytical solution for the problem of a piecewise uniform wall heat flux. The obtained analytical solution for the extended Graetz problem is as simple and efficient to compute as the related solution of the parabolic problem. The obtained results show the effect of axial heat conduction in the fluid for a semi-infinite heated section as well as for a finite length of the heated section. It is shown, that for a finite length of the heated section, axial heat conduction effects might be important even for higher Peclet number.
KeywordsPeclet Number Finite Length Heat Transfer Characteristic Parabolic Problem Exact Analytical Solution
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