Kumari, M and Pop, I and Nath, G (1990) Natural convection in porous media above a near horizontal uniform heat flux surface. In: Heat and Mass Transfer, 25 (3). pp. 155-159.
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The boundary layer in free convection above a uniformly heated semi-infinite flat plate, which is inclined at a small angle to the horizontal in porous media is discussed. For positive inclinations of the plate, series solutions, one valid near the leading edge and the other at large distances from it, are obtained. When the inclination is negative, a series solution valid near the leading edge is again obtained. A step-by-step numerical technique, based on a scheme by Keller, is used to complete the solution in the region where neither series is adequate. For the negative inclinations of the plate, the boundary layer separates and a region of reverse flow develops.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics|
|Date Deposited:||27 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:39|
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