We consider the two-dimensional problem of steady natural convection in a narrow (micro) horizontal cylindrical annulus filled with porous medium due with linear volumetric heat generation. The solution is expanded in powers of a single combined similarity parameter, which is the product of the gap ratio to the power of two, and Rayleigh number. The series is extended by means of symbolic calculation up to 28 terms. Analysis of these expansions allows the exact computation for arbitrarily accuracy up to 50000 figures. Although the range of the radius of convergence is small, but pade approximation leads our results to be good even for much higher value of the similarity parameter.
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Natural Convection With Porous Medium in a Narrow Horizontal Cylindrical Annulus With Linear Heat Generation
Mansour, K. "Natural Convection With Porous Medium in a Narrow Horizontal Cylindrical Annulus With Linear Heat Generation." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. ASME 2011 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Volume 1. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. June 19–22, 2011. pp. 495-499. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICNMM2011-58125
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