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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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
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Fundamental & Applied Sciences
Departments > Mechanical Engineering
Research Institutes > Energy
Depositing User: Dr Narahari Marneni
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:21

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