RANA, Puneet, BHARGAVA, R. and BEG, Osman (2012). Numerical solution for mixed convection boundary layer flow of a nanofluid along an inclined plate embedded in a porous medium. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 64 (9), 2816-2832.Full text not available from this repository.
The steady mixed convection boundary layer flow of an incompressible nanofluid along a plate inclined at an angle α in a porous medium is studied. The resulting nonlinear governing equations with associated boundary conditions are solved using an optimized, robust, extensively validated, variational finite-element method (FEM) and a finite-difference method (FDM) with a local non-similar transformation. The Nusselt number is found to decrease with increasing Brownian motion number (Nb) or thermophoresis number (Nt), whereas it increases with increasing angle α. In addition, the local Sherwood number is found to increase with a rise in Nt, whereas it is reduced with an increase in Nb and angle α. The effects of Lewis number, buoyancy ratio, and mixed convection parameter on temperature and concentration distributions are also examined in detail.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Polymers Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre > Materials and Fluid Flow Modelling Group|
|Depositing User:||Hilary Ridgway|
|Date Deposited:||06 Jun 2012 09:46|
|Last Modified:||21 Mar 2013 15:01|
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