Volume 1 Number 3 (Nov. 2011)
Home > Archive > 2011 > Volume 1 Number 3 (Nov. 2011) >
IJAPM 2011 Vol.1(3): 171-176 ISSN:2010-362X
DOI: 10.7763/IJAPM.2011.V1.33

Flow and Heat Transfer Analysis of a Nanofluid Along a Vertical Flat Plate with Non-Uniform Heating Using Fem: Effect of Nanoparticle Diameter

Puneet Rana and R. Bhargava

Abstract—Steady two dimensional natural convection laminar boundary layer flow of an incompressible Al2O 3-water nanofluid along a vertical flat plate with streamwise sinusoidal surface temperature has been investigated numerically. The resulting non-linear governing equations have been solved, using an extensively validated, Galerkin Finite Element Method (FEM) for spherical shaped nanoparticles with volume fraction upto 4%, with associated boundary conditions. Dynamic based models have been implemented, for calculating the effective thermal conductivity and dynamic viscosity of nanofluid. Heat transfer enhancement is observed and highlighted due to the presence of nanoparticles. The effects of the various other parameters are discussed to achieve better control on the rate of heat transfer.

Index Terms—FEM, Natural convection, Nanofluids, Sinusoidal temperature, Vertical flat plate.

P. R. and R. B. Author are with the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, 247667, INDIA (e-mail: puneetranaiitr@gmail.com; rbharfma@iitr.ernet.in)

 

Cite: Puneet Rana and R. Bhargava , "Flow and Heat Transfer Analysis of a Nanofluid Along a Vertical Flat Plate with Non-Uniform Heating Using Fem: Effect of Nanoparticle Diameter," International Journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics  vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 171-176, 2011.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-362X
Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Quarterly (Since 2015)
DOI: 10.17706/IJAPM
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Haydar Akca
Abstracting/ Indexing: Index Copernicus, EI (INSPEC, IET), Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Electronic Journals Library, Nanowerk Database, Google Scholar, EBSCO, and ProQuest
E-mail: ijapm@iap.org
  • Dec 26, 2017 News!

    IJAPM Vol 6, No 1-No 4 have been indexed by EI (Inspec)   [Click]

  • Apr 23, 2018 News!

    The paper published in Vol 8, No 3 has received dois from Crossref

  • Apr 19, 2018 News!

    Vol 8, No 3 has been published with online version     [Click]

  • Feb 06, 2018 News!

    The paper published in Vol 8, No 2 has received dois from Crossref

  • Jan 24, 2018 News!

    The paper published in Vol 8, No 1 has received dois from Crossref

  • Read more>>