Similarity solution of marangoni convection boundary layer flow over a flat surface in a nanofluid

Norihan Md Arifin, Roslinda Mohd. Nazar, Ioan Pop

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Abstract

The problem of steady Marangoni boundary layer flow and heat transfer over a flat plate in a nanofluid is studied using different types of nanoparticles. The general governing partial differential equations are transformed into a set of two nonlinear ordinary differential equations using unique similarity transformation. Numerical solutions of the similarity equations are obtained using the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg (RKF) method. Three different types of nanoparticles are considered, namely, Cu, Al2O3, and TiO2, by using water as a base fluid with Prandtl number Pr=6.2. The effects of the nanoparticle volume fraction φ and the constant exponent m on the flow and heat transfer characteristics are obtained and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number634746
JournalJournal of Applied Mathematics
Volume2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Marangoni Convection
Nanofluid
Similarity Solution
Boundary layer flow
Boundary Layer Flow
Nanoparticles
Heat Transfer
Heat transfer
Runge Kutta methods
TiO2
Similarity Transformation
Flat Plate
Prandtl number
Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations
Runge-Kutta Methods
Volume Fraction
Ordinary differential equations
Partial differential equations
Volume fraction
Partial differential equation

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Similarity solution of marangoni convection boundary layer flow over a flat surface in a nanofluid. / Arifin, Norihan Md; Mohd. Nazar, Roslinda; Pop, Ioan.

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