Transport in Porous Media

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 103–112 | Cite as

Three-Dimensional Convection in an Inclined Porous Layer Heated from below and Subjected to Gravity and Coriolis Effects

  • S. Govender


The linear stability theory is used to investigate analytically the effects of Coriolis acceleration on gravity driven convection in a rotating porous layer. The stability of a basic solution is analysed with respect to the onset of stationary convection. It was discovered that increasing the Taylor number caused degeneracy to polyhedric cells for a specific range of inclination angles. The effects of the magnitude of the horizontal wavenumber is discussed in relation to the magnitude of the Taylor number.

rotating flows free convection Coriolis effects inclination angle stationary convection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Govender
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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