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Dufour and Soret effects on mixed convection flow past a vertical porous flat plate with variable suction. (English) Zbl 1109.76057
Summary: We study numerically Dufour and Soret effects on mixed convection flow past a vertical porous flat plate embedded in a porous medium. The governing nonlinear partial differential equations have been transformed by a similarity transformation into a system of ordinary differential equations, which are solved numerically by applying Nachtsheim-Swigert shooting iteration technique together with sixth-order Runge-Kutta integration scheme. For fluids of medium molecular weight (H\(_2\), air), profiles of dimensionless velocity, temperature and concentration distributions are shown graphically for various values of suction parameter \(f_w\), Dufour number \(Du\) and Soret number \(Sr\). Finally, numerical values of physical quantities, such as the local skin-friction coefficient, the local Nusselt number and local Sherwood number are presented in tabular form.

MSC:
76R05 Forced convection
76R10 Free convection
76S05 Flows in porous media; filtration; seepage
76M20 Finite difference methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
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