Journal of Applied Fluid MechanicsJAFMMechanical Engineeringhttp://jafmonline.net1admin173535721735364510.18869/acadpub.jafmenjalali13941211gregorian20163192online1fulltexten10.18869/acadpub.jafm.68.225.22804Onset of Darcy-Brinkman Reaction-Convection in an Anisotropic Porous LayergeneralResearchThe linear and nonlinear stability analysis of double diffusive reaction-convection in a sparsely packed
anisotropic porous layer subjected to chemical equilibrium on the boundaries is investigated analytically. The
linear analysis is based on the usual normal mode method and the nonlinear theory on the truncated
representation of Fourier series method. The Darcy-Brinkman model is employed for the momentum
equation. The onset criterion for stationary, oscillatory and finite amplitude convection is derived analytically.
The effect of Darcy number, Damkohler number, anisotropy parameters, Lewis number, and normalized
porosity on the stationary, oscillatory, and finite amplitude convection is shown graphically. It is found that
the effect of Darcy number and mechanical anisotropy parameter have destabilizing effect, while the thermal
anisotropy parameter has stabilizing effect on the stationary, oscillatory and finite amplitude convection. The
Damkohler number has destabilizing effect in the case of stationary mode, with stabilizing effect in the case
of oscillatory and finite amplitude modes. Further, the transient behavior of the Nusselt and Sherwood
numbers are investigated by solving the nonlinear system of ordinary differential equations numerically using
the Runge-Kutta method.Double diffusive convection; Brinkman model; Chemical reaction; Anisotropy; Porous layer; Heat mass transfer.975986http://jafmonline.net/JournalArchive/download?file_ID=39437&issue_ID=225S. N.Gaikwadsngaikwad2009@yahoo.co.in`NoDepartment of Mathematics, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi - 585 106, Karnataka, India.`

`M.Dhanrajdhanrajpatilmaths@gmail.com``NoDepartment of Mathematics, Lingaraj Appa Engineering College, Bidar – 585 403, Karnataka, India.`