Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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The boundary layer due to a moving heated line on a horizontal surface

Author: C. Y. Wang
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 46 (1988), 181-191
MSC: Primary 76R10; Secondary 76N05
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/934691
MathSciNet review: 934691
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Abstract: A line heat source lies on an adiabatic horizontal surface. The governing equations under Boussinesq approximation show nonexistence of horizontal boundary layers if the source is still. Boundary layer solutions exist only when the source is moving laterally on the bottom surface with a certain minimum speed. Perturbation solutions for weak heat input agree well with exact numerical integration. The velocity and temperature profiles show similarity. Nonexistence and nonuniqueness are found.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/934691
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