Entropy analysis on convective film flow of power-law fluid with nanoparticles along an inclined plate

Vasu, B, Gorla, RSR, Murthy, PVSN and Beg, OA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5925-6711 2019, 'Entropy analysis on convective film flow of power-law fluid with nanoparticles along an inclined plate' , Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics, 60 , pp. 827-841.

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Abstract

Entropy generation in a two-dimensional steady laminar thin film convection flow of a non-Newtonian nanofluid (Ostwald-de-Waele-type power-law fluid with embedded nanoparticles) along an inclined plate is examined theoretically. A revised Buongiorno model is adopted for nanoscale effects, which includes the effects of the Brownian motion and thermophoresis. The nanofluid particle fraction on the boundary is passively rather than actively controlled. A convective boundary condition is employed. The local nonsimilarity method is used to solve the dimensionless nonlinear system of governing equations. Validation with earlier published results is included. A decrease in entropy generation is induced due to fluid friction associated with an increasing value of the rheological power-law index. The Brownian motion of nanoparticles enhances thermal convection via the enhanced transport of heat in microconvection surrounding individual nanoparticles. A higher convective parameter implies more intense convective heating of the plate, which increases the temperature gradient. An increase in the thermophoresis parameter decreases the nanoparticle volume fraction near the wall and increases it further from the wall. Entropy generation is also reduced with enhancement of the thermophoresis effect throughout the boundary layer.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0021-8944
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Depositing User: OA Beg
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2019 08:29
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 08:32
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51582

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