Natural convection from inclined wall plumes in porous media
Shu, Jian Jun
Date of Issue2012
International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry (4th : 2012 : Potsdam, Germany)
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
A numerical solution is presented for 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 and embedded in a fluidsaturated 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.
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