Inclined wall plumes in porous media
Shu, Jian Jun
Date of Issue1997
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
We present a numerical solution of the natural convection from inclined wall plumes which arise from a line thermal source imbedded at the leading edge of an adiabatic plate with arbitrary tilt angle between 0 and pi/2, and embedded in a fluid-saturated porous medium. An appropriate transformation of the governing boundary-layer equations is proposed and a very efficient novel numerical solution is proposed to obtain rigorous numerical solutions of the transformed nonsimilar equations over a wide range of tilt angle from the vertical to the horizontal. Graphs are presented showing the effect of the tilt angle on the velocity and temperature profiles, as well as on the wall velocity and wall temperature. As far as we know, this problem has not yet been studied in the available literature.
DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Fluid mechanics
Fluid dynamics research
© 1997 The Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics Incorporated and Elsevier Science B.V. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Fluid dynamics research, The Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics Incorporated and Elsevier Science B.V. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-5983(97)81115-X].