Nanofluid flow over three different geometries under viscous dissipation and thermal radiation using the local linearization method

Sachin Shaw, Sandile S. Motsa, Precious Sibanda

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Abstract

This study deals with the transfer of mass and heat of nanofluid flow over three different geometries of the non-Darcy permeable vertical cone/wedge/vertical plate. Influence of the Brownian motion and thermophoresis takes place due to the nanofluid. Boundary condition on the temperature is introduced at the surface where the thermal conductivity of the fluid obeys a linear relation with the temperature. The local linearization method is introduced for solving the governing equations, and is based on spectral discretization. To verify the numerical scheme, we compared our results with those in the existing literature. The impact of the governing parameters on the fluid velocity, temperature distribution, and concentration distribution of nanoparticles along with the Nusselt number and Sherwood number is discussed. Some important outcomes of the present study are that the Nusselt number is higher for the plane plate than that for the vertical cone and it significantly decreases with introduction of the radiation parameter. The nanofluid Lewis number decreases the diffusivity of mass of the nanofluid, and as a result it helps enhance the Sherwood number.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2370-2386
Number of pages17
JournalHeat Transfer - Asian Research
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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