Modeling and simulation of nanofluid transport via bio-elastic sheets

Uddin, MJ, Sohail, A, Beg, OA and Ismail, AIM 2018, 'Modeling and simulation of nanofluid transport via bio-elastic sheets' , Biomedical Engineering . (In Press)

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Abstract

The field of bio-nanofluidics research has spanned over the past decade with a variety of promising applications. We investigate the ``laminar boundary layer flow’’ of a Newtonian nanofluid past a moving extendable/contractable horizontal plate with surface velocity and thermal slip effects. The passively controlled nanofluid model (PCM) is considered. Such models are physically more realistic as compared to the “actively controlled models” (ACM). Using Lie symmetry group method, the governing equations are reduced by a set of highly coupled nonlinear ODE’s with thermo-solutal coupled boundary conditions. The reduced equations are solved numerically by a generalized collocation method. The influences of the emerging parameters on the local skin friction factor and the local Nusselt number are depicted numerically. The skin friction is decreased as the thermo-phoresis and buoyancy ratio parameters are decreased. The heat transfer rates reduce with thermophoresis and buoyancy ratio parameters. Velocity slip also leads to a rise in wall temperature gradient. This study is relevant to near-wall flows in nanofluid fuel cells, nano-materials processing etc

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Biomedical Engineering
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0006-3398
Depositing User: OA Beg
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 10:57
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 14:26
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46883

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