On heat transfer in Bödewadt flow
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Original versionInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2017, 112 1057-1061. 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.05.024
Heat transfer in revolving Bo¨dewadt flow above a planar surface has been considered. We have shown that a similarity solution of the thermal energy problem does not exist as long as the surface is impermeable. The failure of the existence of physically realistic similarity solutions for the thermal field is ascribed to the fact that the axial flow component is directed away from the surface. If the planar surface is porous and allows for suction, the direction of the axial flow can be reversed. Similarity solutions have been obtained for some different values of the dimensionless suction velocity A and the Prandtl number Pr. The thermal boundary layer became gradually thinner with increasing suction A and for higher Pr, thereby also increasing the heat transfer rate through the planar surface.