Numerical solutions for axisymmetric non-Newtonian stagnation enrobing flow, heat and mass transfer with application to cylindrical pipe coating dynamics

Beg, OA, Bhargava, R, Sharma, S, Beg, TA, Shamshuddin, M and Kadir, A 2018, 'Numerical solutions for axisymmetric non-Newtonian stagnation enrobing flow, heat and mass transfer with application to cylindrical pipe coating dynamics' , Computational Thermal Sciences: An International Journal . (In Press)

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Abstract

Heat and mass transfer in variable thermal conductivity micropolar axisymmetric stagnation enrobing flow on a cylinder is studied. Numerical solutions are obtained with an optimized variational finite element procedure and also a finite difference method. Graphical variations of velocity, angular velocity, temperature and concentration are presented for the effects of Reynolds number, viscosity ratio, curvature parameter, Prandtl number and Schmidt number. Excellent agreement is obtained for both finite element method (FEM) and finite difference method (FDM) computations. Further validation is achieved with a Chebyshev spectral collocation method (SCM). Skin friction is elevated with greater Reynolds number whereas it is suppressed with increasing micropolar parameter. Heat transfer rate decreases with an increase in the thermal conductivity parameter. Temperature and thermal boundary layer thickness is reduced with increasing thermal conductivity parameter and Reynolds number. Greater Reynolds number accelerates the micro-rotation values. Higher Schmidt number reduces the mass transfer function (species concentration) values. The mathematical model is relevant to polymeric manufacturing coating (enrobing) flows.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Computational Thermal Sciences: An International Journal
Publisher: Begell House Publishers
ISSN: 1940-2503
Depositing User: OA Beg
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 10:09
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2018 21:07
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/48756

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