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Effects of Velocity and Thermal Boundary Layer with Sustainable Thermal Control Across Flat Plates
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1  Energhx Research Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 353 Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, Nigeria
2  Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Published: 03 November 2014 by MDPI in The 4th World Sustainability Forum session Energy Sustainability
Abstract: Numerical simulations of boundary layers play a significant role in the study and interpretation of physical experiments for theoretical explanations of boundary layer disturbances. The influence of thermal boundary layer on the control of heat transport across flat plates is particularly examined. The Crank-Nicolson differential method, which is widely favoured for finite-difference modelling of boundary layer equations, is reviewed. The stability of this method is compared with other numerical approaches in order to establish the appropriate scheme for sustainable applications, involving the design of any conjugate system with heat transfer between the solid and fluid interface. Specific applications to the analysis of cabin comfort in automobiles are anticipated.
Keywords: Thermal boundary layer; velocity boundary layer; conjugate heat transfer and Crank-Nicolson method