**Laminar Flow over an Isothermal Flat Plate**

Download the m file to view the simulation using MATLAB.

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When “temperature” is selected, the thermal boundary layer thickness δt is highlighted and plotted with x/xcrit. The temperature profile inside the boundary layer (fluid temperature T with height above the plate y) is highlighted and plotted at the position of the slider bar. The slope of the temperature profile at the surface of the plate ∂T∂y|y=0 as a function of x/xcrit is highlighted and plotted in the lower left plot. The nondimensional quantity local Nusselt number Nux as a function of x/xcrit is highlighted and plotted in the lower middle plot. The local convection coefficient hx as a function of x/xcrit is shown in the lower right plot (solid black line) for a specific fluid. The average convection coefficient between the leading edge and the position of the slider bar *h0-x* is related to the integral of hx and is indicated in the plot window.

Change the Prandtl number Pr of the fluid with the drop down menu and observe how it affects δt, ∂T∂y|y=0, Nux, hx, and *h0-x*.