Stability analysis of chemical reaction and free convection in porous media

J. E. Gatica, H. Viljoen, V. Hlavacek

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Stability analysis of an isothermal first order and nonisothermal zero order reaction in the presence of free convection is performed. Critical values of the Rayleigh number for both cases are analytically calculated. The calculated values compare favorably with the numerical simulation of the full governing equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-403
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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