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On the Characterization of Nonoscillatory Motions in Maxwell Fluid in a Porous Medium Heated from Below
Jyoti Prakash* and Renu Bala
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla – 171005, India
In the present paper condition for characterizing nonoscillatory motions which may be neutral or unstable in a horizontal layer of Maxwell fluid in a porous medium (modified Darcy-Brinkman-Maxwell Model) heated from below is obtained. It is proved that for a horizontal layer of Maxwell fluid in a porous medium heated from below an arbitrary neutral or unstable mode of the system is definitely nonoscillatory in character and in particular the ‘ principle of the exchange of stabilities’ is valid if (R?P_r)/?4p?^2 =1 . The result is uniformly valid for all combinations of free and rigid boundaries.
Maxwell fluid; Oscillatory motions; Thermal Convection; Porous Media; Modified – Darcy - Brinkman – Maxwell Model.
Jyoti Prakash, Renu Bala. On the Characterization of Nonoscillatory Motions in Maxwell Fluid in a Porous Medium Heated from Below. Research J. Science and Tech 5(1): Jan.-Mar.2013 page 51-54.
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