Concentration Modulation Effect on Weakly Nonlinear Thermal Instability in a Rotating Porous Medium


Department of Mathematics, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet, Hyderabad, Telangana-500075, India.


The present article is to study mass transfer in a rotating porous layer subjected to imposed time-periodic solutal boundaries. A weakly nonlinear analysis is applied to investigate mass transfer in a porous medium. The mass transfer coefficient is calculated by cubic Ginzburg Landau (GLE) amplitude equation. In this article the stationary convection is discussed in the presence of rotating solutal Rayleigh number. The amplitude equation (GLE) is solved numerically to calculate finite temporal convective amplitude. This amplitude is used to find Sherwood number in terms of the various system parameters. The effect of individual parameters on mass transport is discussed in detail in the presence of lower rotational rates. The onset of convection is discussed through the stability curves for stationary and oscillatory solutal critical Rayleigh number as a function of wavenumber. Further, it is found that the mass transfer enhances for modulated system than un-modulated system. Internal solutal number Si is to enhances for higher values and diminishes the mass transfer for lower values. Finally, it is also found that rotation and solutal modulation can be effectively used to enhance or diminish the mass transfer.


Volume 13, Issue 5
September 2020
Pages 1663-1674
  • Received: 13 July 2019
  • Revised: 08 January 2020
  • Accepted: 14 January 2020
  • Available online: 14 May 2020