Applied Scientific Research, Section A

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 195–206 | Cite as

Thermal convection in laminar Boundary layers II

  • H. J. Merk
  • J. A. Prins


It is shown that a refinement of the Squire-Eckert approximation for the thermal convection in laminar boundary layers leads to better agreement with the rigorous solution, due to Schuh, than the Saunders approximation, used in our first paper.


Velocity Profile Nusselt Number Prandtl Number Flat Plate Rotational Symmetry 
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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague/Kluwer Academic Publishers 1954

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Merk
    • 1
  • J. A. Prins
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium voor Technische Physica der Technische HogeschoolDelftthe Netherlands

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