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Stability of a liquid film flowing down an inclined anisotropic and inhomogeneous porous layer: an analytical description

Deepu, P and Kallurkar, Srinivas and Anand, Prateek and Basu, Saptarshi (2016) Stability of a liquid film flowing down an inclined anisotropic and inhomogeneous porous layer: an analytical description. In: JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 807 . pp. 135-154.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2016.613

Abstract

We study the effect of anisotropy and inhomogeneity in the permeability of the porous layer on the stability of surface waves of an inclined fluid-porous double-layer system. The fluid is assumed to be Newtonian and the porous layer to be Darcian. The porous layer is saturated with the same fluid and the two layers are coupled at the interface via the Beavers-Joseph condition. Linear stability analysis is performed based on a long-wave approximation. The resulting eigenvalue problem is exactly solved up to third order in the wavenumber. The anisotropic behaviour of permeability, cross-stream component of permeability, surface tension and porosity are found to have only higher-order effects on the stability characteristics of the system. On the other hand, the inhomogeneous feature in the streamwise component of permeability play a dominant role in determining the stability of the gravity-driven surface waves; as do other system parameters such as the thickness of the fluid layer relative to that of the porous layer and the Beavers-Joseph coefficient.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 32 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10013-2473 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2016 10:07
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 10:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55400

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