Ricerche di Matematica

, Volume 68, Issue 2, pp 469–483 | Cite as

Double diffusive convection in porous media under the action of a magnetic field

  • Florinda Capone
  • Roberta De LucaEmail author


The onset of thermal convection in an electrically conducting fluid saturating a porous medium, uniformly heated from below, salted by one chemical and embedded in an external transverse magnetic field is analyzed. The critical Rayleigh thermal numbers at which steady and Hopf convection can occur, are determined. Sufficient conditions guaranteeing the effective onset of convection via steady or oscillatory state are provided.


Porous convection Magnetic field Double-diffusive convection Routh–Hurwitz conditions Stability 

Mathematics Subject Classification

76S05 76E06 76W05 



This paper has been performed under the auspices of G.N.F.M. of INdAM. One of the authors (R. De Luca) acknowledges Progetto Giovani GNFM 2017 “Analisi dei sistemi biologici complessi”. The Authors should like to thank an anonymous referee for suggestions which have led to improvements in the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Applications “Renato Caccioppoli”University of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly

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