Conjugate heat transfer in thermally developing laminar flow with viscous dissipation effects


HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, vol.45, no.9, pp.1199-1203, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00231-009-0494-9
  • Title of Journal : HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
  • Page Numbers: pp.1199-1203


In this study, thermally developing laminar forced convection in a pipe including viscous dissipation and wall conductance is investigated numerically. The constant heat flux is assumed to be imposed at the outer surface of the pipe wall. The finite volume method is used. The distributions for the developing temperature and local Nusselt number in the entrance region are obtained. The dependence of the results on the Brinkman number and the dimensionless thermal conductivity are shown. The viscous heating effect on the wall is shown. Significant viscous dissipation effects have been observed for large Br.