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Math. Comput. Appl. 2016, 21(4), 43; doi:10.3390/mca21040043

Numerical Investigation of Copper-Water (Cu-Water) Nanofluid with Different Shapes of Nanoparticles in a Channel with Stretching Wall: Slip Effects

School of Quantitative Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Malaysia
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Received: 8 August 2016 / Revised: 27 September 2016 / Accepted: 27 September 2016 / Published: 31 October 2016
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The present study is focused on the presentation of a numerical solution for copper-water nanofluid through a stretching channel with spherical and cylindrical shape nanoparticles. The analysis of nanofluid in a channel with stretching walls under slip effects is made by introducing the conservation equation of nanoparticle volume fraction into Hamilton-Crosser’s nanofluid model. Governing partial differential equations are transformed into nonlinear ordinary differential equations by applying similarity transformation and then solved with the help of shooting method. The effects of different physical parameters on the rheology of nanofluids’ particles are presented in tabulation and pictorial representation. The study reveals that the thermal boundary layer thickness increases by increasing the solid volume fraction. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanofluid; similarity transformation; shooting method nanofluid; similarity transformation; shooting method
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Raza, J.; Rohni, A.M.; Omar, Z. Numerical Investigation of Copper-Water (Cu-Water) Nanofluid with Different Shapes of Nanoparticles in a Channel with Stretching Wall: Slip Effects. Math. Comput. Appl. 2016, 21, 43.

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