, Volume 118, Issue 1-4, pp 55-64

Mixed convection in non-Newtonian fluids along a vertical plate in a porous medium

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Summary

The problem of mixed convection from vertical surfaces in a porous medium saturated with a power-law type non-Newtonian fluid is investigated. The transformed conservation laws are solved numerically for the case of variable wall temperature conditions. Results for the details of the velocity and temperature fields as well as the Nusselt number have been presented. The viscosity index ranged from 0.5–2.0.