Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A B. Fersadou and  H. Kahalerras
%D 2015 
%J  International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 107, 2015
%T MHD Mixed Convection in a Vertical Porous Channel
%U http://waset.org/publications/10002667
%V 107
%X This work deals with the problem of MHD mixed
convection in a completely porous and differentially heated vertical
channel. The model of Darcy-Brinkman-Forchheimer with the
Boussinesq approximation is adopted and the governing equations are
solved by the finite volume method. The effects of magnetic field and
buoyancy force intensities are given by the Hartmann and Richardson
numbers respectively, as well as the Joule heating represented by
Eckert number on the velocity and temperature fields, are examined.
The main results show an augmentation of heat transfer rate with the
decrease of Darcy number and the increase of Ri and Ha when Joule
heating is neglected.
%P 1908 - 1912