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Title: Unified Nusselt- and Sherwood-number correlations in axisymmetric finite-gap stagnation and rotating-disk flows

This paper develops a unified analysis of stagnation flow heat and mass transport, considering both semi-infinite domains and finite gaps, with and without rotation of the stagnation surface. An important objective is to derive Nusselt- and Sherwood-number correlations that represent heat and mass transport at the stagnation surface. The approach is based on computationally solving the governing conservation equations in similarity form as a boundary-value problem. The formulation considers ideal gases and incompressible fluids. The correlated results depend on fluid properties in terms of Prandtl, Schmidt, and Damkohler numbers. Heterogeneous chemistry at the stagnation surface is represented as a single first-order reaction. A composite Reynolds number represents the combination of stagnation flows with and without stagnation-surface rotation.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND-2016-5505J; SAND-2016-2306J
Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9310; PII: S0017931016309280
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000; N00014-12-1-0201
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 102; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9310
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; stagnation flow; Rotating disk; Nusselt number; Sherwood number; Damkohler number
OSTI Identifier:
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1359189; OSTI ID: 1399878