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Free Convection Flow of a Nanofluid Past an Isothermal Inclined Plate

Marneni, Narahari and Jaafar, A (2013) Free Convection Flow of a Nanofluid Past an Isothermal Inclined Plate. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

In this paper, the natural convective boundary-layer flow of a nanofluid over an isothermal inclined plate is investigated numerically with the effects of Brownian motion and thermophoresis in the nanofluid model. The equations governing the flow are expressed in the form of coupled non-linear ordinary differential equations using the similarity analysis. These equations are then solved numerically by an implicit finite-difference method known as the Keller-box method. The effect of inclination angle on the dimensionless velocity, temperature, nanofluid volume fraction and Nusselt number has been analyzed through graphs. Brownian motion and thermophoresis effects on the Nusselt number at an inclined plate are also discussed.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Impact Factor:0.239 (SCOPUS)
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Materials - Engineering materials - Composites material - Nanocomposites
Academic Subject Two:Heat transfer in Nanofluids
Academic Subject Three:Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Energy - Energy conversion - Boilers, heat recovery, cooling towers, etc.
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Fundamental & Applied Sciences
Departments > Mechanical Engineering
Mission Oriented Research > Energy
ID Code:10874
Deposited By: Dr Narahari Marneni
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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