The linear and weakly nonlinear stability analyses are carried out to study instabilities in Darcy–Bénard convection for non-Newtonian inelastic fuids. The rheological model considered here is the Darcy–Carreau model, which is an extension to porous media of Carreau rheological model usually used in clear fuid media. The linear stability approach showed that the critical Rayleigh number and wave number corresponding to the onset of convection are the same as for Newtonian fuids. By employing weakly nonlinear theory, we derived a cubic Landau equation that describes the temporal evolution of the amplitude of convection rolls in the unstable regime. It is found that the bifurcation from the conduction state to convection rolls is always supercritical for dilatant fuids. For pseudoplastic fuids, however, the interplay between the macroscale properties of the porous media and the rheological characteristics of the fuid determines the supercritical or subcritical nature of the bifurcation. In the parameter range where the bifurcation is supercritical, we determined and discussed the combined efects of the fuid properties and the porous medium characteristics on the amplitude of convection rolls and the corresponding average heat transfer for both pseudoplastic and dilatant fuids. Remarkably, we found that the curves describing these efects collapse onto the universal curve for Newtonian fuids, provided the average apparent viscosity is used to defne Rayleigh number.

Brandão, P.V., Ouarzazi, M.N. (2021). Darcy–Carreau Model and Nonlinear Natural Convection for Pseudoplastic and Dilatant Fluids in Porous Media. TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA, -136, 521-539 [10.1007/s11242-020-01523-9].

Darcy–Carreau Model and Nonlinear Natural Convection for Pseudoplastic and Dilatant Fluids in Porous Media

Brandão, Pedro Vayssière;
2021

Abstract

The linear and weakly nonlinear stability analyses are carried out to study instabilities in Darcy–Bénard convection for non-Newtonian inelastic fuids. The rheological model considered here is the Darcy–Carreau model, which is an extension to porous media of Carreau rheological model usually used in clear fuid media. The linear stability approach showed that the critical Rayleigh number and wave number corresponding to the onset of convection are the same as for Newtonian fuids. By employing weakly nonlinear theory, we derived a cubic Landau equation that describes the temporal evolution of the amplitude of convection rolls in the unstable regime. It is found that the bifurcation from the conduction state to convection rolls is always supercritical for dilatant fuids. For pseudoplastic fuids, however, the interplay between the macroscale properties of the porous media and the rheological characteristics of the fuid determines the supercritical or subcritical nature of the bifurcation. In the parameter range where the bifurcation is supercritical, we determined and discussed the combined efects of the fuid properties and the porous medium characteristics on the amplitude of convection rolls and the corresponding average heat transfer for both pseudoplastic and dilatant fuids. Remarkably, we found that the curves describing these efects collapse onto the universal curve for Newtonian fuids, provided the average apparent viscosity is used to defne Rayleigh number.
2021
Brandão, P.V., Ouarzazi, M.N. (2021). Darcy–Carreau Model and Nonlinear Natural Convection for Pseudoplastic and Dilatant Fluids in Porous Media. TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA, -136, 521-539 [10.1007/s11242-020-01523-9].
Brandão, Pedro Vayssière; Ouarzazi, Mohamed Najib
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