Natural convection due to heating of small block in porous medium

N. J. Ahmed Salman, N. Ameer Ahamad, Mohammad Yunus Khan Tatagar

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This article presents an attempt to understand the heat transfer behaviour due to heat supplied through a small block in the porous medium from its outside vertical and horizontal surfaces. The heat transfer in the porous medium is assumed to follow Darcy law. The right vertical surface of porous cavity is maintained at isothermal temperature Tc which is lesser than that of heat supplied by isothermal block. The governing equations are solved with the help of finite element method by using a 2-dimesnional triangular element. The results are discussed with respect to the Thermal conductivity ratio, Rayleigh number, Radiation parameter etc.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012010
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 7 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Materials, Alloys and Experimental Mechanics, ICMAEM 2017 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 3 Jul 20174 Jul 2017


  • Heat Transfer and Finite Element Method
  • Porous medium


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