Transient analysis of Casson fluid thermo-convection from a vertical cylinder embedded in a porous medium : entropy generation and thermal energy transfer visualization

Reddy, GJ, Kethireddy, B, Kumar, M and Beg, OA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5925-6711 2019, 'Transient analysis of Casson fluid thermo-convection from a vertical cylinder embedded in a porous medium : entropy generation and thermal energy transfer visualization' , Journal of Central South University : Science & Technology of Mining and Metallurgy, 26 (5) , pp. 1342-1361.

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Abstract

Thermal transport in porous media has stimulated substantial interest in engineering sciences due to increasing applications in filtration systems, porous bearings, porous layer insulation, biomechanics, geomechanics etc. Motivated by such applications, in this article a numerical investigation of entropy generation effects on the heat and momentum transfer in unsteady laminar incompressible boundary layer flow of a Casson viscoplastic fluid over a uniformly heated vertical cylinder embedded in a porous medium is presented. Darcy’s law is employed to simulate bulk drag effects at low Reynolds number for an isotropic, homogenous porous medium. Heat line visualization is also included. The mathematical model is derived and normalized using appropriate transformation variables. The resulting time-dependent non-linear coupled partial differential conservation equations with associated boundary conditions are solved with an efficient unconditionally stable implicit finite difference Crank Nicolson scheme. The time histories of average values of momentum and heat transport coefficients, entropy generation and Bejan number, as well as the steady-state flow variables are computed for several values of non-dimensional parameters arising in the flow equations. The results indicate that entropy generation parameter and Bejan number are both elevated with increasing values of Casson fluid parameter, Darcy number, group parameter and Grashof number. To analyze the heat transfer process in a two-dimensional domain, plotting heat lines provides an excellent approach in addition to streamlines and isotherms. The dimensionless heat function values are shown to correlate closely with the overall rate of heat transfer. Bejan’s heat flow visualization implies that the heat function contours are compact in the neighbourhood of the leading edge of the boundary layer on the hot cylindrical wall. It is observed that as the Darcy number increases, the deviations of heat lines from the hot wall are reduced. Furthermore the deviations of flow variables from the hot wall for a Casson fluid are significant compared with those computed for a Newtonian fluid and this has important implications in industrial thermal materials processing operations.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Central South University : Science & Technology of Mining and Metallurgy
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 2095-2899
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Funders: DST-INSPIRE
Depositing User: OA Beg
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 14:57
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 02:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/48281

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