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Remarkable improvement of the Lévêque solution for isoflux heating with a combination of the transversal method of lines (TMOL) and a computer-extended Fröbenius power series. (English) Zbl 1189.76384
Summary: This paper addresses the second Lévêque problem with uniform wall heat flux adhering to the original two-dimensional energy conservation equation with variable coefficients in cylindrical coordinates. The semi-analytic procedure to be proposed combines the transversal method of lines (TMOL) with the Fröbenius version of the power series method. The hybrid solution that emerges from this combination holds unique features that distinguish it from the traditional solution methods. In principle, due to the presence of a two-point backward formulation, the approximate analytic solution is considered first-order accurate. However, using as guidance the computed local convection coefficient at various transversal lines, it is demonstrated that the approximate analytic TMOL/Fröbenius solution is better than first-order accurate.

76M25 Other numerical methods (fluid mechanics) (MSC2010)
80M25 Other numerical methods (thermodynamics) (MSC2010)
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
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