Simplified finite element algorithm to solve conjugate heat and mass transfer in porous medium

Irfan Anjum Badruddin, Azeem Khan, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, N. Nik-Ghaali, N. J. Salman Ahmed, Abdullah A.A.A. Al-Rashed

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to highlight the advantages of a simplified algorithm to solve the problem of heat and mass transfer in porous medium by reducing the number of partial differential equations from four to three. Design/methodology/approach - The approach of the present paper is to develop a simplified algorithm to reduce the number of equations involved in conjugate heat transfer in porous medium. Findings - Developed algorithm/method has many advantages over conventional method of solution for conjugate heat transfer in porous medium. Research limitations/implications - The current work is applicable to conjugate heat transfer problem. Practical implications - The developed algorithm is useful in reducing the number of equations to be solved, thus reducing the computational resources required. Originality/value - Development of simplified algorithm and comparison with conventional method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2481-2507
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017



  • Algorithm
  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • FEM
  • Porous medium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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