Effects of blowing or suction on the laminar boundary layer flow over a rotating cone

Research paper by Shoichiro Fukusako, Masaru Kiya, Mikio Arie

Indexed on: 01 Jan '71Published on: 01 Jan '71Published in: Flow, Turbulence and Combustion


The effects of suction or blowing at the surface of a rotating cone in a quiet fluid on the skin friction and heat transfer are described. The equations which govern the fluid motion and thermal energy transfer are transformed by the boundary layer approximations and the resulting equations are solved under the condition that the suction or blowing velocity varies as xn (x: distance measured from the apex of the cone, n: arbitrary constant). The solutions are obtained as a perturbation from the basic laminar flow of an incompressible viscous fluid over the impermeable rotating cone. Detailed numerical calculations are performed for the case of an isothermal rotating cone with uniform blowing or suction, i.e. n=0, the Prandtl number being 0.72. Results are given for the shear stress, heat transfer and velocity and temperature fields. It is shown from the analysis that suction sharply increases the circumferential shear stress and the heat transfer at the surface.