Using the integral form of the laminar boundary layer thermal energy equation, a method is developed which permits calculation of thermal boundary layer development under more general conditions than heretofore treated in the literature. The local Stanton number is expressed in terms of the thermal convection thickness which reflects the cumulative effects of variable free stream velocity, surface temperature, and injection rate on boundary layer development. The boundary layer calculation is combined with the wall heat transfer problem through a coolant heat balance which includes the effect of axial conduction in the wall. The highly coupled boundary layer and wall heat balance equations are solved simultaneously using relatively straightforward numerical integration techniques. Calculated results exhibit good agreement with existing analytical and experimental results. The present results indicate that nonisothermal wall and axial conduction effects significantly affect local heat transfer rates.

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