The effects of uniform suction and nozzle exit velocity profile on the flow and heat-transfer characteristics of a semiconfined laminar impinging slot jet were investigated numerically. The full Navier-Stokes and energy equations were solved using a hybrid or upwind finite-difference representation of the equations cast into their vorticity-stream-function form. The importance of the nozzle exit profile is shown by comparison of the computed heat-transfer distribution with the available experimental data in the laminar range. Application of suction at the impingement surface is shown to enhance the local heat-transfer rates by a constant amount. The nondimensional heat-transfer coefficient and skin friction at the plate are computed as functions of the nozzle Reynolds number, the suction rate, and the nozzle velocity profile. The effect of temperature-dependent physical properties is included in the analysis.

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