Similarity Solution for Combined Free-Forced Convection Past a Vertical Porous Plate in a Porous Medium with a Convective Surface Boundary Condition
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Department of Mathematics, KM College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India
Department of Mathematics, Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali, Rajasthan-304022, India
Department of Mathematics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan-302004, India
Online publication date: 2016-12-08
Publication date: 2016-12-01
International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering 2016;21(4):827-836
This paper studies the mathematical implications of the two dimensional viscous steady laminar combined free-forced convective flow of an incompressible fluid over a semi infinite fixed vertical porous plate embedded in a porous medium. It is assumed that the left surface of the plate is heated by convection from a hot fluid which is at a temperature higher than the temperature of the fluid on the right surface of the vertical plate. To achieve numerical consistency for the problem under consideration, the governing non linear partial differential equations are first transformed into a system of ordinary differential equations using a similarity variable and then solved numerically under conditions admitting similarity solutions. The effects of the physical parameters of both the incompressible fluid and the vertical plate on the dimensionless velocity and temperature profiles are studied and analysed and the results are depicted both graphically and in a tabular form. Finally, algebraic expressions and the numerical values are obtained for the local skin-friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number.
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