APPLICATION OF TAGUCHI EXPERIMENTAL METHOD IN NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF VARIABLE VISCOSITY AND INTERNAL HEAT GENERATION EFFECTS ON NATURAL CONVECTION IN POROUS MEDIA
This study uses an optimization approach representation of the numerical solution for the variable viscosity, the uniform blowing/suction and the internal heat source effects on the free convection flow over a vertical permeable plate in porous media with a non-linear Boussinesq approximation. The internal heat source is of an exponential decaying form. The partial differential equations are transformed into non-similar equations and solved by Keller box method (KBM). Compared with the previously published articles, the results are considered to be very consistent. Numerical results for the local Nusselt number with the four parameters: 1) the blowing/suction parameter , 2) the viscosity-variation parameter , 3) internal heat source coefficient , 4) the non-linear temperature parameter are expressed in tables. Through the Taguchi method to predict the best point of the maximum of local Nusselt number is , , , .
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