Effect of Second Sound on the Onset of Rayleigh- Benard Convection in a Micropolar Fluid

  • S. Pranesh Christ University, Bangalore


The effects resulting from the substitution of the classical Fourier law by the non-classical Maxwell-Cattaneo law in Rayleigh-Benard convention in micropolar fluid is studied. The classical approach predicts an infinite speed for the propagation of heat. The present non-classical theory involves a wave type heat transport (SECOND SOUND) and does not suffer from the physically unacceptable drawback of infinite heat propagation speed. It is found that the results are noteworthy at short times and the critical sign values are less than the classical ones.
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