A mathematical theorem on the onset of Couple-Stress fluid permeated with suspended dust particles saturating a porous medium

G Rana, R Thakur


In this paper, the effect of suspended particles on thermal convection in Couple-Stress fluid saturating a porous medium is considered. By applying linear stability theory and normal mode analysis method, a mathematical theorem is derived which states that the viscoelastic thermal convection at marginal state, cannot manifest as stationary convection if the thermal Rayleigh number R, the medium permeability parameter Pl, the couple-stress parameter F and suspended particles parameter B, satisfy the inequality 

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1750-9548.6.1.61

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