Mixed convection in a doubly stratified micropolar fluid saturated non-Darcy porous medium



The effects of thermal and solutal stratification on mixed convection along a vertical plate embedded in a micropolar fluid saturated non-Darcy porous medium are analysed. The nonlinear governing equations and their associated boundary conditions are initially cast into dimensionless forms by pseudo-similarity variables. The resulting system of equations is then solved numerically using the Keller-box method. The numerical results are compared and found to be in good agreement with previously published results as special cases of the present investigation. The velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration profiles are shown for different values of the coupling number, non-Darcy parameter, mixed convection parameter, thermal and solutal stratification parameters. The numerical values of the skin friction, wall couple stress, heat and mass transfer rates for different values of governing parameters are also tabulated. © 2011 Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering