The effect of inertia on free convective plumes in porous media


Rees, D. A. S. and Hossain, M. A., 2001. The effect of inertia on free convective plumes in porous media. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 28 (8), pp. 1137-1142.

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The boundary layer approximation to the flow induced by a line source of heat embedded in a porous medium predicts that seepage velocities become large as the source is approached, and therefore it is expected that inertia (form drag) should become significant. Such an inertia-dominated regime was studied by Ingham [1], but we extend that analysis to intermediate distances from the source by computing the smooth transition between the inertia-dominated and inertia-free regimes. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsRees, D. A. S.and Hossain, M. A.
Uncontrolled Keywordsheat convection, thermal plumes, approximation theory, seepage, porous materials, boundary conditions
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
ID Code2808


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