Heat transfer analysis for stationary boundary layer slip flow of a power-law fluid in a Darcy porous medium with plate suction/injection.

Date
2015-09-25
Authors
Aziz, A.
Ali, Y.
Aziz, T.
Siddique, J.I.
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Public Library of Science
Abstract
In this paper, we investigate the slip effects on the boundary layer flow and heat transfer characteristics of a power-law fluid past a porous flat plate embedded in the Darcy type porous medium. The nonlinear coupled system of partial differential equations governing the flow and heat transfer of a power-law fluid is transformed into a system of nonlinear coupled ordinary differential equations by applying a suitable similarity transformation. The resulting system of ordinary differential equations is solved numerically using Matlab bvp4c solver. Numerical results are presented in the form of graphs and the effects of the powerlaw index, velocity and thermal slip parameters, permeability parameter, suction/injection parameter on the velocity and temperature profiles are examined.
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Keywords
boundary layer , heat transfer , injection , liquid , suction , velocity , power law , Darcy's law , porous materials , slip flows
Citation
Aziz, A. et al. 2015. Heat transfer analysis for stationary boundary layer slip flow of a power-law fluid in a Darcy porous medium with plate suction/injection. PLoS ONE 10(9), pp.1-13.