Title: Heat and fluid flow past a vertical plate with lateral mass flux in a porous medium

Authors: Rafael Cortell

Addresses: Departamento de Física Aplicada, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 46071 Valencia, Spain

Abstract: A numerical analysis for free convection boundary layers along a permeable vertical flat surface with prescribed power-law temperature distribution Tw(x) = T + Axk at y = 0 embedded in a fluid-saturated porous medium and subjected to an applied lateral mass flux proportional to the x k-1/2 quantity is presented. We provide detailed comparisons by considering both analytical and numerical findings of previous authors, and a very good agreement is encountered. The results obtained elucidate reliability and efficiency of the technique.

Keywords: laminar boundary layers; free convection; porous media; heat transfer; fluid flow; vertical plates; lateral mass flux.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2012.044855

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2012 Vol.12 No.1, pp.56 - 65

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 10 Jan 2012 *

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