Mixed convection of a viscous dissipative fluid about a vertical flat plate embedded in a porous medium: Constant heat flux case

Aydin O., Kaya A.

JOURNAL OF POROUS MEDIA, vol.11, no.2, pp.207-217, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1615/jpormedia.v11.i2.60
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-217
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


The steady, laminar mixed convection heat transfer from an isoflux vertical impermeable plate embedded in a fluid-saturated porous medium is studied numerically using the finite difference method. The effect of viscous dissipation is included. The governing parameters are, namely, the mixed convection parameter, the modified Eckert number, the porosity, and the Prandtl number The velocity and temperature profiles as well as the Nusselt number are determined for different values of the governing parameters. For some specific values, obtained results are checked against previously published work, and an excellent agreement is obtained.