The method of determining the criterion for the onset of natural convection of thermal origin within a horizontal homogeneous porous layer saturated by a Boussinesq fluid is extended to the case of a stratified medium. Calculations are presented for two or three layers bounded by isothermal and impermeable surfaces.
Academie des Sciences Paris Comptes Rendus Serie B Sciences Physiques
- Pub Date:
- September 1977
- Free Convection;
- Porous Materials;
- Isothermal Layers;
- Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer