Conjugated heat transfer from a strip heater with the unsteady surface element method

K. D. Cole, J. V. Beck

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The unsteady surface element method is extended to conjugated heat transfer from a strip heater where the unsteadiness is caused by a step change in the heater output flux. The geometry is a model of a flush-mounted, hot-film anemometer for air flow. The numerical results for the heater temperature agree with the analytical solution for early times and the steady-state results for the Nusselt number agree with an existing numerical solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-354
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Space and Planetary Science

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