Heat Transfer in Immicible Fluids through a Channel with Porous Beds Bounded by Differentially Heated Plates Using Galerkin's Finite Element Method

S. Rao Gunakala, B. Bhatt, D.M.G. Comissiong, D.V. Krishna


We analyze the heat transfer in the flow of two viscous incompressible immiscible fluids in a channel with porous beds bounded by differentially heated rigid plates by using Galerkin's finite element method.  Solutions of the governing equations have been obtained by dividing the flow region into four zones applying appropriate matching conditions.  The velocity, temperature and the shear stresses, Nusselt numbers are evaluated using finite element analysis and their behavior is discussed for variations in the governing parameters.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jmr.v3n2p74

Journal of Mathematics Research   ISSN 1916-9795 (Print)   ISSN 1916-9809 (Online)

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