Natural Convection between Two Vertical Plates

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The dimensionless vertical velocity inside two vertical plates at distance and temperatures and is computed for specified Grashov number , where is the velocity , is the distance in meters, is the kinematic viscosity in , is the gravitational acceleration in , and is the volumetric coefficient of thermal expansion in.


For a fixed Grashov number, determines black points on the curve, followed by the numerical values of . Thus for any and the precise values of the velocity are available.

The frame ticks change with Grashov number , which conveniently lets you observe that the shape of the velocity distribution did not change.


Contributed by: Mikhail Dimitrov Mikhailov (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




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