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International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering

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Similarity Solutions on Mixed Convection Heat Transfer from a Horizontal Surface Saturated in a Porous Medium with Internal Heat Generation

M. Ferdows
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Published Online: 2017-03-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijame-2017-0015

Abstract

The aim of this work is to study the mixed convection boundary layer flow from a horizontal surface embedded in a porous medium with exponential decaying internal heat generation (IHG). Boundary layer equations are reduced to two ordinary differential equations for the dimensionless stream function and temperature with two parameters: ε, the mixed convection parameter, and λ, the exponent of x. This problem is numerically solved with a system of parameters using built-in codes in Maple. The influences of these parameters on velocity and temperature profiles, and the Nusselt number, are thoroughly compared and discussed.

Keywords: mixed convection; horizontal porous surface; internal heat generation

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About the article

Received: 2016-11-08

Accepted: 2016-11-22

Published Online: 2017-03-04

Published in Print: 2017-02-01


Citation Information: International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume 22, Issue 1, Pages 253–258, ISSN (Online) 2353-9003, ISSN (Print) 1734-4492, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijame-2017-0015.

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