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

Bég, O. Anwar and Zueco, Joaquín and Bég, Tasveer A. and Takhar, Harmindar S. and Kahya, Ercan (2008) NSM analysis of time-dependent nonlinear buoyancy-driven double-diffusive radiative convection flow in non-Darcy geological porous media. ISSN 0001-5970

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Abstract

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.

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