To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Non‐similar solutions for heat and mass transfer by hydro‐magnetic mixed convection flow over a plate in porous media with surface suction or injection

Ali J. Chamkha (Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

The problem of steady, laminar, heat and mass transfer by mixed convection from a semi‐infinite, isothermal, vertical and permeable plate embedded in a uniform porous medium in the presence of temperature‐dependent heat source or sink and magnetic field effects is considered. A mixed convection parameter for the entire range of free‐forced‐mixed convection is employed and non‐similar equations are obtained. These equations are solved numerically by an efficient implicit, iterative, finite‐difference scheme. The obtained results are checked against previously published work on special cases of the problem and are found to be in good agreement. Useful correlations for the local Nusselt number are obtained for various physical parameters. A parametric study illustrating the influence of the magnetic field, porous medium inertia effects, heat generation or absorption, concentration to thermal buoyancy ratio, and the Lewis number on the fluid velocity, temperature and concentration as well as the Nusselt and the Sherwood numbers is conducted. The obtained results are shown graphically and the physical aspects of the problem are discussed.

Keywords

Citation

Chamkha, A.J. (2000), "Non‐similar solutions for heat and mass transfer by hydro‐magnetic mixed convection flow over a plate in porous media with surface suction or injection", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 142-163. https://doi.org/10.1108/09615530010312301

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited