Articles written in Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences
Volume 107 Issue 2 May 1997 pp 213-220
Surface instability in a finite thickness fluid saturated porous layer
N Rudraiah B S Krishnamurthy T Masuoka
The Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instability at the interface between fluid and fluid saturated sparsely packed porous medium has been investigated making use of boundary layer approximation and Saffmann  boundary condition. An analytical solution for dispersion relation is obtained and is numerically evaluated for different values of the parameters. It is shown that RT instability can be controlled by a suitable choice of the thickness of porous layer, ratio of viscosities and the slip parameter.
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