On the boundary layer regime in a vertical enclosure filled with a porous medium

The floating constants in Weber's boundary layer solution for free convection in a differentially heated vertical porous slab are reevaluated with a new approach. This approach uses Weber's solution to calculate the net vertical heat flux which is equated to zero near the top and bottom ends of the enclosure. It is shown that the Nusselt numbers predicted with the new constants are in excellent agreement with experimental and numerical results. © 1979.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bejan, A

Published Date

  • 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 93 - 102

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0094-4548

Citation Source

  • SciVal