Metachronal propulsion of a magnetized particle-fluid suspension in a ciliated channel with heat and mass transfer

Abdelsalam, SI, Bhatti, MM, Zeeshan, A, Riaz, A and Beg, OA 2019, 'Metachronal propulsion of a magnetized particle-fluid suspension in a ciliated channel with heat and mass transfer' , Physica Scripta .

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Biologically inspired pumping systems are of great interest in modern engineering since they achieve enhanced efficiency and circumvent the need for moving parts and maintenance. Industrial applications also often feature two-phase flows. In this article, motivated by these applications, the pumping of an electrically conducting particle-fluid suspension due to metachronal wave propulsion of beating cilia in a two-dimensional channel with heat and mass transfer under a transverse magnetic field is investigated theoretically. The governing equations for mass and momentum conservation for fluid- and particle-phases are formulated by ignoring the inertial forces and invoking the long wavelength approximation. The Jeffrey viscoelastic model is employed to simulate non-Newtonian characteristics. The normalized resulting differential equations are solved analytically. Symbolic software is employed to evaluate the results and simulate the influence of different parameters on flow characteristics. Results are visualized graphically with carefully selected and viable data.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Physica Scripta
Publisher: IOP Publishing
ISSN: 0031-8949
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Funders: TWAS-Italy
Depositing User: OA Beg
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 13:50
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:45

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