Free convection boundary layer flow on a solid sphere in a nanofluid with viscous dissipation

Muhammad Khairul Anuar, Mohamed and Nor Aida Zuraimi, Md Noar and Mohd Zuki, Salleh and Anuar, Ishak (2019) Free convection boundary layer flow on a solid sphere in a nanofluid with viscous dissipation. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 15 (3). pp. 381-388. ISSN 2289-5981. (Published)

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Present study considers the mathematical model of free convection boundary layer flow and heat transfer in a nanofluid over a solid sphere with viscous dissipation effect. The transformed partial differential equations are solved numerically using the Keller-box method. The numerical values for the reduced Nusselt number, reduced Sherwood number and the reduced local skin friction coefficient are obtained, as well as concentration profiles, temperature profiles and velocity profiles are illustrated graphically. Effects of the pertinent parameters, which are the Prandtl number, buoyancy ratio parameter, Brownian motion parameter, thermophoresis parameter, Lewis number and Eckert number are analyzed and discussed. It is found that the increase of Brownian motion parameter promoted the reduce of concentration boundary layer thickness while thermophoresis parameter did oppositely. It is worth mentioning that the results reported here are important for the researchers working in this area which can be used as a reference and comparison purposes in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free convection; nanofluid; solid sphere; viscous dissipation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 03:13
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 03:13
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