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Conduction-radiation effect on natural convection flow in a\ud fluid-saturated non-Darcy porous medium enclosed by\ud non-isothermal walls

By M.A. Hossain, M. Saleem, S.C. Saha and A. Nakayama


The effect of conduction-convection-radiation on natural convection flow of Newtonian optically thick gray fluid, confined in a non-Darcian porous media square cavity is numerically studied. For the gray fluid consideration is given to Rosseland diffusion approximation. Further assuming that (i) the temperature of the left vertical wall is varying linearly with height, (ii) cooled right vertical and top walls and (iii) the bottom wall is uniformly-heated. The governing equations are solved using the Alternate Direct Implicit method together with the Successive Over Relaxation technique. The investigation of the effect of governing parameters namely the Forschheimer resistance (Γ), the Planck constant (Rd), and the temperature difference (Δ), on flow pattern and heat transfer characteristics has been carried out. It was seen that the reduction of flow and heat transfer occurs as the Forschheimer resistance is increased. On the other hand both the strength of flow and heat transfer increases as the temperature ratio, Δ, is increased

Topics: 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation, Conduction-radiation effect, Natural convection, fluid-saturated non-Darcy porous medium, non-isothermal walls
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1007/s10483-013-1700-7
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