Heat and mass transfer from an isothermal wedge in nanofluids with Soret effect

Peri K. Kameswaran, M. Narayana, S. Shaw, P. Sibanda

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Abstract

A mathematical model for the two-dimensional steady incompressible convective heat and mass transfer from an isothermal wedge immersed in a nanofluid is presented. The model used for the nanofluid incorporates the effects of the volume fraction parameter. Two types of nanofluids, silver-water and gold-water nanofluids, are considered in this study. Suitable transformations are used to convert the partial differential equations into highly nonlinear ordinary differential equations, which have been solved numerically using the Matlab bvp4c function. A comparison is made with results available in the literature and found to be in good agreement. Results pertaining to the skin friction coefficient, Nusselt number, Sherwood number as well as the velocity, temperature and concentration profiles for selected values of parameters describing the model have been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number154
JournalEuropean Physical Journal Plus
Volume129
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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