NSM analysis of time-dependent nonlinear buoyancy-driven double-diffusive radiative convection flow in non-Darcy geological porous media

Beg O. A. , ZUECO J., BEG T. A. , Takhar H. S. , Kahya E.

ACTA MECHANICA, cilt.202, ss.181-204, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 202
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00707-008-0018-6
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.181-204


A network numerical simulator is developed and described to simulate the transient, nonlinear buoyancy-driven double diffusive heat and mass transfer of a viscous, incompressible, gray, absorbing-emitting fluid flowing past an impulsively started moving vertical plate adjacent to a non-Darcian geological porous regime. The governing boundary-layer equations are formulated in an (X (*), Y (*), t (*)) coordinate system with appropriate boundary conditions. An algebraic diffusion approximation is used to simplify the radiation heat transfer contribution. The non-dimensionalized transport equations are solved in an (X, Y, t) coordinate system using the network simulation model (NSM) and the computer code, Pspice. A detailed discussion of the network design is provided. The effects of Prandtl number, radiation-conduction parameter (Stark number), thermal Grashof number, species Grashof number, Schmidt number, Darcy number and Forchheimer number on the transient dimensionless velocities (U, V), non-dimensional temperature (T) and dimensionless concentration function (C) are illustrated graphically. Additionally, we have computed plots of U, V, T, C versus time and average Nusselt number and Sherwood number versus X, Y coordinate, for various thermophysical parameters. The model finds applications in geological contamination, geothermal energy systems and radioactive waste-repository near-field thermo-geofluid mechanics.