Double-diffusive convection with variable viscosity from a vertical truncated cone in porous media in the presence of magnetic field and radiation effects

A. Mahdy, A.J. Chamkha, Yousef Baba
2010 Computers and Mathematics with Applications  
This work is focused on the study of combined heat and mass transfer or double-diffusive convection near a vertical truncated cone embedded in a fluid-saturated porous medium in the presence of thermal radiation, magnetic field and variable viscosity effects. The viscosity of the fluid is assumed to be an inverse linear function of the fluid temperature. A boundary-layer analysis is employed to derive the non-dimensional governing equations. The governing equations for this investigation are
more » ... nsformed into a set of non-similar equations and solved numerically using the fourth-order Runge-Kutta integration scheme with the Newton-Raphson shooting technique. Comparisons with previously published work on special cases of the problem are performed and the results are found to be in excellent agreement. A parametric study illustrating the influence of the radiation parameter, magnetic field parameter, viscosity-variation parameter, buoyancy ratio and the Lewis number on the fluid velocity, temperature and solute concentration profiles as well as the Nusselt number and Sherwood number is conducted. The results of this parametric study are shown graphically and the physical aspects of the problem are highlighted and discussed.
doi:10.1016/j.camwa.2010.04.024 fatcat:3gnedn655jaehod25vf2gjgi2m