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This paper applies boundary layer theory to the process of manufacturing polymer fibres known as the melt spinning process. The rate of heat loss of the fibre during this process, characterised by the local Nusselt number, is evaluated by means of a Pohlhausen integral method.
B. Redmond and D. McDonnell, (2010) Heat Transfer through the Boundary Layer on a Moving Cylindrical Fibre, Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 10 (1), 475, 2010. DOI: 10.1002/pamm.201010230