Original Papers

Acta Mechanica

, Volume 118, Issue 1, pp 55-64

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

  • R. S. R. GorlaAffiliated withDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University Cleveland
  • , M. KumariAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science

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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.