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Computational Thermal Sciences: An International Journal
ESCI SJR: 0.249 SNIP: 0.434 CiteScore™: 0.7

ISSN Imprimir: 1940-2503
ISSN En Línea: 1940-2554

Computational Thermal Sciences: An International Journal

DOI: 10.1615/ComputThermalScien.2014005800
pages 27-39

MHD FORCED CONVECTION FLOW OF A NANOFLUID ADJACENT TO A NON-ISOTHERMAL WEDGE

Ali J. Chamkha
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prince Sultan Endowment for Energy and Environment, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al-Khobar 31952, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; RAK Research and Innovation Center, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 10021
Ahmed M. Rashad
Department of Mathematics, Aswan University, Faculty of Science, Aswan, 81528, Egypt

SINOPSIS

A boundary-layer analysis is presented for the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) forced convection flow of a nanofluid adjacent to a non-isothermal wedge. The model used for the nanofluid incorporates the effects of Brownian motion and thermophoresis. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into a set of non-similar equations and solved numerically by an efficient implicit, iterative, finite-difference method. Comparisons with previously published work are performed and excellent agreement is obtained. A parametric study of the physical parameters is conducted and a representative set of numerical results for the velocity, temperature, and nanoparticles volume fraction profiles as well as the local skin-friction coefficient and local Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are illustrated graphically to show interesting features of the solutions.