Heat and Mass Transfer in an L Shaped Porous Medium

N. J. Salman Ahmed, Azeem, T. M. Yunus Khan

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This article is an extension to the heat transfer in L-shaped porous medium by including the mass diffusion. The heat and mass transfer in the porous domain is represented by three coupled partial differential equations representing the fluid movement, energy transport and mass transport. The equations are converted into algebraic form of equations by the application of finite element method that can be conveniently solved by matrix method. An iterative approach is adopted to solve the coupled equations by setting suitable convergence criterion. The results are discussed in terms of heat transfer characteristics influenced by physical parameters such as buoyancy ratio, Lewis number, Rayleigh number etc. It is found that these physical parameters have significant effect on heat and mass transfer behavior of L-shaped porous medium.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012011
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 7 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Materials, Alloys and Experimental Mechanics, ICMAEM 2017 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: Jul 3 2017Jul 4 2017


  • FEM
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • L-Shaped porous medium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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