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Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 181-193 |

Number of pages | 13 |

Journal | Journal of Engineering Mathematics |

Volume | 49 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2004 |

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### Keywords

- Heat conduction
- Heat convection
- Cavitation
- Porosity
- Problem solving
- Boundary conditions
- Mechanical permeability

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**The Helmholtz equation for convection in two-dimensional porous cavities with conducting boundaries.** / Rees, D Andres; Tyvand, Peder A.

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*Journal of Engineering Mathematics*, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 181-193. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:ENGI.0000017494.18537.df

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The Helmholtz equation for convection in two-dimensional porous cavities with conducting boundaries

AU - Rees, D Andres

AU - Tyvand, Peder A

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - It is well-known that every two-dimensional porous cavity with a conducting and impermeable boundary is degenerate, as it has two different eigensolutions at the onset of convection. In this paper it is demonstrated that the eigenvalue problem obtained from a linear stability analysis may be reduced to a second-order problem governed by the Helmholtz equation, after separating out a Fourier component. This separated Fourier component implies a constant wavelength of disturbance at the onset of convection, although the phase remains arbitrary. The Helmholtz equation governs the critical Rayleigh number, and makes it independent of the orientation of the porous cavity. Finite-difference solutions of the eigenvalue problem for the onset of convection are presented for various geometries. Comparisons are made with the known solutions for a rectangle and a circle, and analytical solutions of the Helmholtz equation are given for many different domains. © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

AB - It is well-known that every two-dimensional porous cavity with a conducting and impermeable boundary is degenerate, as it has two different eigensolutions at the onset of convection. In this paper it is demonstrated that the eigenvalue problem obtained from a linear stability analysis may be reduced to a second-order problem governed by the Helmholtz equation, after separating out a Fourier component. This separated Fourier component implies a constant wavelength of disturbance at the onset of convection, although the phase remains arbitrary. The Helmholtz equation governs the critical Rayleigh number, and makes it independent of the orientation of the porous cavity. Finite-difference solutions of the eigenvalue problem for the onset of convection are presented for various geometries. Comparisons are made with the known solutions for a rectangle and a circle, and analytical solutions of the Helmholtz equation are given for many different domains. © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

KW - Heat conduction

KW - Heat convection

KW - Cavitation

KW - Porosity

KW - Problem solving

KW - Boundary conditions

KW - Mechanical permeability

U2 - 10.1023/B:ENGI.0000017494.18537.df

DO - 10.1023/B:ENGI.0000017494.18537.df

M3 - Article

VL - 49

SP - 181

EP - 193

JO - Journal of Engineering Mathematics

JF - Journal of Engineering Mathematics

SN - 0022-0833

IS - 2

ER -