Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 85, Issue 1–2, pp 361–368 | Cite as

Free convection effects on the oscillatory flow in the Stokes's problem past an infinite porous vertical limiting surface with heat sources

  • V. C. Ifantis
  • G. A. Georgantopoulos


In the present work we study the free convection flow past an impulsively started infinite, vertical porous limiting surface (e.g. of a star) which is subjected to a constant suction velocity, with heat ‘sources’ when the free stream velocity oscillates in time about a constant mean. A perturbation solution is sought for obtaining the expressions of mean velocity and mean temperature. The results are compared with the corresponding ones without heat sources.


Convection Heat Source Free Convection Convection Flow Free Stream 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Co 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. C. Ifantis
    • 1
  • G. A. Georgantopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of AerodynamicsHellenic Air Force AcademyDekelia-AtticaGreece

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