Heat and Mass Transfer

, Volume 39, Issue 8, pp 765–770

Three dimensional unsteady convection and mass transfer flow through porous medium


DOI: 10.1007/s00231-002-0375-y

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Chaudhary, R.C. & Sharma, P.K. Heat and Mass Transfer (2003) 39: 765. doi:10.1007/s00231-002-0375-y


The problem of three dimensional unsteady convection flow through a porous medium, with effect of mass transfer bounded by an infinite vertical porous plate is discussed, when the suction at the plate is transverse sinusoidal and the plate temperature oscillates in time about a constant mean. Assuming the free stream velocity to be uniform, approximate solutions are obtained for the flow field, the temperature field, the skin-friction and the rate of heat transfer. The dependence of solution on Pr (Prandtl number), Gr (Grashof number based on temperature), Gc (modified Grashof number based on concentration difference), Sc (Schimdt number), the frequency and the permeability parameter is also investigated.


Convection flowHeat transferPorous mediumMass transfer

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302004, (India)India