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    Effect of Double Stratification on Free Convection in a Power-Law Fluid Saturated Porous Medium

    D. Srinivasacharya1, G. Swamy Reddy1

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.9, No.3, pp. 291-305, 2013, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2013.009.291

    Abstract Free convection and related heat and mass transfer along a vertical plate embedded in a power-law fluid saturated Darcy porous medium with thermal and solutal stratification effects is studied. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into ordinary differential equations using similarity transformations and then solved numerically by means of a shooting method. The variations of non-dimensional velocity, temperature and concentration are presented graphically for various values of the power-law index, and of the thermal and solutal stratification parameters. In addition, the heat and mass transfer rates are tabulated for different values of the governing nondimensional numbers. More >

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    Effect of Suspended Particles on the Onset of Thermal Convection in a Compressible Viscoelastic Fluid in a Darcy-Brinkman Porous Medium

    G. C. Rana1, R. C. Thakur2

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.9, No.3, pp. 251-265, 2013, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2013.009.251

    Abstract In this paper, the effect of suspended particles on thermal convection in a compressible viscoelastic fluid hosted in a porous medium is considered. For the porous medium, the Brinkman model is employed with the Rivlin-Ericksen approach used in parallel to describe the rheological behaviour of the viscoelastic fluid. By applying a normal mode analysis method, a dispersion relation is derived and solved analytically. It is observed that the medium permeability, suspended particles, gravity field and viscoelasticity introduce oscillatory modes. For stationary convection, it is found that the Darcy-Brinkman number has a stabilizing effect whereas the suspended particles and medium permeability… More >

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    Heat Transfer and Entropy Analysis for Mixed Convection in a Discretely Heated Porous Square Cavity

    A. Maougal1, R. Bessaïh2

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.9, No.1, pp. 35-59, 2013, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2013.009.035

    Abstract The present study is a numerical investigation of the irreversibility and heat transfer properties of a steady laminar mixed flow in a square cavity, filled with a saturated porous medium and heated by a discrete set of heat sources. The continuity, Navier-Stokes, energy and entropy generation equations have been solved by a finite volume method. Both heat transfer irreversibility and fluid friction irreversibility have been taken into account in the computations of entropy generation. Simulations have bee carried out for Reynolds number Re=20, 40, 80, 100, 200, Darcy number, Da=10-5-10-1, Prandtl number, Pr=0.015, 0.7, 10, 103, and aspect ratio, D/H… More >

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    Flow Characteristics of Revolving Ferrofluid with Variable Viscosity in a Porous Medium in the Presence of Stationary Disk

    Paras Ram1, Anupam Bhandari2

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.8, No.4, pp. 437-452, 2012, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2012.008.437

    Abstract The present problem is formulated by considering the dynamics of a ferromagnetic fluid of variable viscosity permeating a porous medium in a rotating system in the presence of a stationary boundary. The fluid at large distance from such a boundary (disk) is assumed to rotate at a given uniform angular velocity. The viscosity of the fluid is assumed to depend on the intensity of the applied magnetic field. The governing nonlinear partial differential equations are transformed into a set of coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations resorting to a similarity transformation. The resulting system of equations is solved numerically by applying… More >

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    Modelling of Evaporative Cooling of Porous Medium Filled with Evaporative Liquid

    D.P.Mondal1, S.Das1, Anshul Badkul1, Nidhi Jha1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.13, No.2, pp. 115-134, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.013.115

    Abstract The cooling effect by evaporative liquid is modeled by considering that heat is transferred from the system to the surrounding due to evaporation of liquid through the pores present in the medium. The variation of cooling rate with cell size, volume fraction of pores and physical conditions has been analyzed. The model demonstrates that it increases with increase in thickness of the foam slab and with increase in velocity of air. It is also observed that cooling effect decreases with decrease in volume fraction of porosity and with increase in relative density, cell size, thermal conductivity and relative humidity. More >

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