The heat transfer arising due to the movement of a continuous heated plate in processes such as hot rolling and hot extrusion has been studied. Of particular interest were the resulting temperature distribution in the solid and the proper imposition of the boundary conditions at the location where the material emerges from a furnace or die. These considerations are important in the simulation and design of practical systems. A numerical study of the thermal transport process has been carried out, assuming a two-dimensional steady circumstance. The boundary layer equations, as well as full governing equations including buoyancy effects, are solved employing finite difference techniques. The effect of various physical parameters, which determine the temperature and flow fields, is studied in detail. The significance of these results in actual manufacturing processes is discussed.

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