WIT Press


Natural Convection In Porous Media: A Numerical Study Of Brinkman Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE990131

Volume

25

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

825 kb

Author(s)

R. Jecl, L. Skerget & E. Petresin

Abstract

The problem of natural convection in porous media is being investigated utilising a Boundary Domain Integral Method. The Brinkman equation (Brinkman- extended Darcy formulation with inertia! term included), which allows the no-slip boundary condition to be satisfied, is used as the starting momentum equation. With the inclusion of the continuity and energy equations the obtained set of governed non-linear partial differential equations allows the transport phenomena of natural convection in homogeneous isotropic non-deformable porous media, saturated with single phase Newtonian fluid, to be conveniently studied. The purpose of this work is to present flow and

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