Heat and Mass Transfer of a Rotating Disk for Large Prandtl and Schmidt Numbers

  • Igor V. ShevchukEmail author
Part of the Mathematical Engineering book series (MATHENGIN)


This Chapter presents revised more accurate equations, which should be employed to recalculate the data for turbulent mass transfer for naphthalene sublimation in air to the conditions of heat transfer in air. This Chapter outlines also a novel methodology for simulations of temperature/concentration profiles for the Prandtl and Schmidt numbers much larger than unity. The present integral method further developed in this chapter enabled evaluating a relative thickness of the thermal/diffusion boundary layers, which has not been performed by other investigators. It was demonstrated that the model with a decreasing relative thickness of the boundary layers yields a new summand in the expression for the exponent at the Reynolds number, which determines functional dependence of Nusselt or Sherwood numbers.


Reynolds Number Nusselt Number Mass Transfer Coefficient Schmidt Number Sherwood Number 
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  1. 1.MBtech Group GmbH and Co. KGaA, Powertrain SolutionsFellbach-SchmidenGermany

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