Heat and fluid flow past a vertical plate with lateral mass flux in a porous medium

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Revista Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics An International Journal


A numerical analysis for free convection boundary layers along a permeable vertical flat surface with prescribed power-law temperature distribution T w(x) = T¿ + Ax k at y = 0 embedded in a fluid-saturated porous medium and subjected to an applied lateral mass flux proportional to the x k-1/2 quantity is presented. We provide detailed comparisons by considering both analytical and numerical findings of previous authors, and a very good agreement is encountered. The results obtained elucidate reliability and efficiency of the technique. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.