Title

Nanofluid MHD natural convection through a porous complex shaped cavity considering thermal radiation

RIS ID

135894

Publication Details

Sheikholeslami, M., Li, Z. & Shamlooei, M. (2018). Nanofluid MHD natural convection through a porous complex shaped cavity considering thermal radiation. Physics Letters A, 382 (24), 1615-1632.

Abstract

Control volume based finite element method (CVFEM) is applied to simulate H2O based nanofluid radiative and convective heat transfer inside a porous medium. Non-Darcy model is employed for porous media. Influences of Hartmann number, nanofluid volume fraction, radiation parameter, Darcy number, number of undulations and Rayleigh number on nanofluid behavior were demonstrated. Thermal conductivity of nanofluid is estimated by means of previous experimental correlation. Results show that Nusselt number enhances with augment of permeability of porous media. Effect of Hartmann number on rate of heat transfer is opposite of radiation parameter.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2018.04.006