Numerical study of viscoelastic micropolar heat transfer from a vertical cone for thermal polymer coating

Madhavi, K, Prasad, VR, Rao, AS, Beg, OA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5925-6711 and Kadir, A 2018, 'Numerical study of viscoelastic micropolar heat transfer from a vertical cone for thermal polymer coating' , Nonlinear Engineering - Modeling and Application, 8 (1) , pp. 449-460.

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Abstract

A mathematical model is developed to study laminar, nonlinear, non-isothermal, steady-state free convection boundary layer flow and heat transfer of a micropolar viscoelastic fluid from a vertical isothermal cone. The Eringen model and Jeffery’s viscoelastic model are combined to simulate the non-Newtonian characteristics of polymers, which constitutes a novelty of the present work. The transformed conservation equations for linear momentum, angular momentum and energy are solved numerically under physically viable boundary conditions using a finite difference scheme (Keller Box method). The effects of Deborah number (De), Eringen vortex viscosity parameter (R), ratio of relaxation to retardation times (λ), micro-inertia density parameter (B), Prandtl number (Pr) and dimensionless stream wise coordinate (ξ) on velocity, surface temperature and angular velocity in the boundary layer regime are evaluated. The computations show that with greater ratio of retardation to relaxation times, the linear and angular velocity are enhanced whereas temperature (and also thermal boundary layer thickness) is reduced. Greater values of the Eringen parameter decelerate both the linear velocity and micro-rotation values and enhance temperatures. Increasing Deborah number decelerates the linear flow and Nusselt number whereas it increases temperatures and boosts micro-rotation magnitudes. The study is relevant to non-Newtonian polymeric thermal coating processes.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Nonlinear Engineering - Modeling and Application
Publisher: De Gruyter
ISSN: 2192-8029
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Funders: DST India
Depositing User: OA Beg
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 08:31
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/48755

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