Stability of free convection in a narrow porous layer subject to rotation

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The stability and onset of convection in a narrow, fluid saturated porous layer subject to a centrifugal body force due to rotation is investigated analytically. The marginal stability criterion is established in terms of a critical centrifugal Rayleigh number and a critical wave number. As a result, the corresponding eigenfunctions are evaluated at the convection threshold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-890
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering(all)

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