Numerical simulation of forced convection flow past a parabolic cylinder embedded in porous media

O. M. Haddad, M. A. Al-Nimr, Ma'moun Abdel Abu-Ayyad

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Abstract

Numerical solutions are presented for steady two-dimensional symmetric flow past a parabolic cylinder embedded in porous media. For this study, the full Navier-Stokes equations (combined with the Brinkman-Forchheimer-extended Darcy model) and energy equation in parabolic coordinates were solved. A second order accurate finite difference scheme on a non-uniform grid was used. A wide range of Reynolds number (Re) is studied for different values of Prandtl number (Pr). It is found that the pressure, skin friction and Nusselt number decreases as the Darcy number (Da) decreases and/or the Inertia parameter (Λ) increases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-28
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 11 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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