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Magnetohydrodynamics natural convection of nanofluid flow over a vertical circular cone embedded in a porous medium and subjected tothermal radiation


International Journal of Petrochemical Science & Engineering
MG Sobamowo, AA Yinusa, ST Aladenusi, MO Salami

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Abstract

In this paper, magnetohydrodynamics natural convection of nanofluid flow over a vertical circular cone immersed in a porous medium under the influence of thermal radiation is investigated using multi-step differential transformation method. The accuracies of the analytical solutions are established through the verifications of the results of the present study with the results of the numerical solutions and the past studies. The approximate analytical solutions are used to examine the impacts of cone angle, flow medium porosity, magnetic field, nanoparticles volume-fraction and shape on the flow and heat transfer behaviours of the Copper (II) Oxide-water nanofluid. It is hoped that this study will enhance better understanding of flow process for the design of flow and heat transfer equipment.

Keywords

free convection, cone angle, porous medium, nanoparticle, magnetic field, multi-step differential transformation method

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