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Journal of Porous Media

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ISSN Print: 1091-028X
ISSN Online: 1934-0508

Journal of Porous Media

DOI: 10.1615/JPorMedia.v10.i6.60
pages 601-612

On Heat Transfer Analysis for an Oscillatory Flow of a Second-Grade Fluid through a Porous Medium

Zaheer Abbas
Department of Mathematics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100, Pakistan
Saleem Ashgar
Department of Mathematical Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan


This work is concerned with the influences of heat transfer on an oscillatory flow of a non-Newtonian fluid through a porous medium. A thermodynamic compatible second-grade model is used to characterize the non-Newtonian fluid behavior. By using the modified Darcy's law for a second-grade fluid, the analysis is performed in a porous space. The presented oscillatory flow is analyzed when the no-slip assumption between the porous plate and the fluid is no longer valid. Expressions for velocity and temperature profiles and the rate of heat transfer are obtained and discussed.