An approximate solution of the Emmons problem

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An iterative solution was proposed for the Emmons problem that describes the Blasius flow over a gasifying flat plate, characterized by a single heat transfer number B. Results show that the accuracy of the solution increases with increasing iteration steps but can be considered to be satisfactory at the second step for a wide range of B considered. It is further shown that accuracy of the solution at the first iteration step, which has a simple solution form, can be augmented by using a fitted expression for the gasification rate parameter -f(0), which itself agrees well with the rigorous numerical solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2013
Event9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2013 - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 19 2013May 22 2013


Other9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2013
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering


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