Results are presented of a numerical study dealing with combined free and forced laminar convection in a parallel plate vertical channel with asymmetric wall heating at uniform heat fluxes (UHF). The forced flow at the inlet is assumed to be spatially uniform and directed vertically upward. Quantitative information is provided pertaining to the effects of buoyancy and asymmetric heating on the hydrodynamic and thermal parameters. For values of Gr/Re up to 500 no flow reversal is predicted, in contrast to the case of uniform wall temperatures (UWT) recently reported. Other fundamental differences between UHF and UWT also are indicated.

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