Convective heat and solute transfer in Newtonian fluid saturated inclined porous cavity


  • Latreche Abdelkrim universite constantine1
  • Djezzar Mahfoud universite constantine1





This paper summarizes a numerical study of double-diffusive natural convection in square inclined cavity filled with fluid saturated porous media. Transverse gradients of heat and solute are applied on the two horizontal walls of the cavity, while the other two walls are impermeable and adiabatic. The Darcy model with the Boussinesq approximation is used to solve the governing equations. The flow is driven by a combined buoyancy effect due to both temperature and concentration variations. A finite volume approach has been used to solve the non-dimensional governing equations. The results are presented in streamline, isothermal, iso-concentration, Nusselt and Sherwood contours for different values of the non-dimensional governing parameters.

Keywords: Boussinesq Approximation, Darcy Model, Finite Volumes, Inclined Cavity, Natural Convection, Porous Media.


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