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Entropy 2016, 18(3), 90; doi:10.3390/e18030090

Analysis of Entropy Generation in the Flow of Peristaltic Nanofluids in Channels With Compliant Walls

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Department of Mathematics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
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Shanghai Key Lab of Vehicle Aerodynamics and Vehicle Thermal Management Systems, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804, China
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ENN-Tongji Clean Energy Institute of Advanced Studies, Shanghai 200072, China
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Shanghai Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
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Academic Editors: Giulio Lorenzini and Omid Mahian
Received: 22 December 2015 / Revised: 21 February 2016 / Accepted: 3 March 2016 / Published: 11 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy in Nanofluids)
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Abstract

Entropy generation during peristaltic flow of nanofluids in a non-uniform two dimensional channel with compliant walls has been studied. The mathematical modelling of the governing flow problem is obtained under the approximation of long wavelength and zero Reynolds number (creeping flow regime). The resulting non-linear partial differential equations are solved with the help of a perturbation method. The analytic and numerical results of different parameters are demonstrated mathematically and graphically. The present analysis provides a theoretical model to estimate the characteristics of several Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid flows, such as peristaltic transport of blood. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanofluid; blood flow; entropy generation; compliant walls nanofluid; blood flow; entropy generation; compliant walls
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Abbas, M.A.; Bai, Y.; Rashidi, M.M.; Bhatti, M.M. Analysis of Entropy Generation in the Flow of Peristaltic Nanofluids in Channels With Compliant Walls. Entropy 2016, 18, 90.

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