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Transport in Porous Media

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 295–307 | Cite as

Nonsimilar Solutions for Mixed Convection in Non‐Newtonian Fluids Along a Vertical Plate in a Porous Medium

  • Rama Subba Reddy Gorla
  • Mahesh Kumari
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Abstract

A nonsimilar boundary layer analysis is presented for the problem of mixed convection in power‐law type non‐Newtonian fluids along a vertical plate with power‐law wall temperature distribution. The mixed convection regime is divided into two regions, namely,the forced convection dominated regime and the free convection dominated regime. The two solutions are matched. Numerical results are presented for the details of the velocity and temperature fields. A discussion is provided for the effect of viscosity index on the surface heat transfer rate.

mixed convection non‐Newtonian fluids nonsimilar solutions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rama Subba Reddy Gorla
    • 1
  • Mahesh Kumari
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringCleveland State UniversityClevelandU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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