Similar Solutions of Brinkman Equations for a Two-Dimensional Plane Jet in a Porous Medium

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R. Friedrich, N. Rudraiah

UGC-DSA Centre in Fluid Mechanics, Department of Mathematics, Central College, Bangalore University, Bangalore-560001, India

J. Fluids Eng 105(4), 474-478 (Dec 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3241033 History: Received July 20, 1982; Online October 26, 2009


The similar solution of the Brinkman equations for flow of a plane jet issuing into a fluid saturated porous medium is studied. The velocity field is determined in the plane of physical as well as transformed coordinates. It is shown that the jet in a porous medium is of finite length in contrast to the infinite length in the case of pure viscous flow. The difference in the volume rate of discharge and the width of the jet between the Brinkman model and the pure viscous case is brought out clearly and it is shown that the Darcy resistance tends to make the jet broader. Near the origin, the streamlines show an entrainment of fluid from infinity which results in negative transverse velocity.

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