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Effects of Radiation on Free Convection Flow in a Vertical Channel Embedded in Porous Media

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Volume 35 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2011
S. Das
M. Jana
R. N. Jana

S Das, M Jana and R N Jana. Article: Effects of Radiation on Free Convection Flow in a Vertical Channel Embedded in Porous Media. International Journal of Computer Applications 35(6):38-44, December 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {S. Das and M. Jana and R. N. Jana},
	title = {Article: Effects of Radiation on Free Convection Flow in a Vertical Channel Embedded in Porous Media},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {35},
	number = {6},
	pages = {38-44},
	month = {December},
	note = {Full text available}


The effects of radiative heat transfer on the fully developed free convection flow of a viscous incompressible fluid-saturated porous medium between two vertical walls in the presence of a uniform gravitational field have been studied. An exact solution of the governing equations has been obtained. Radiation is found to have significant effects on the velocity field and temperature distribution. It is observed that the fluid velocity decreases with an increase in either radiation parameter or porosity parameter. It is also observed that the velocity at any point in the flow region increases with an increase in Grashof number. The effect of thermal radiation on temperature field is also analyzed. The fluid temperature increases with an increase in either radiation parameter or temperature parameter.


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