Date of Award

2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Gorla, Rama S. R.

Subject Headings

Heat -- Transmission, Nanofluids, Surfaces, Suction/injection, moving surface, nanofluid

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to introduce a boundary layer analysis for the fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics of an incompressible nanofluid flowing over a permeable isothermal surface moving continuously. The resulting system of non-linear ordinary differential equations is solved numerically using Runge-Kutta method with shooting techniques. Numerical results are obtained for the velocity, temperature and concentration distributions, as well as the friction factor, local Nusselt number and local Sherwood number for several values of the parameters, namely the velocity ratio parameter, suction/injection parameter and nanofluid parameters. The obtained results are presented graphically and in tabular form and the physical aspects of the problem are discussed

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