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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(2), 195; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9020195

Second Law Analysis of Dissipative Nanofluid Flow over a Curved Surface in the Presence of Lorentz Force: Utilization of the Chebyshev–Gauss–Lobatto Spectral Method

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Department of Mathematics, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Park Road, Tarlai Kalan, Islamabad 455000, Pakistan
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Laboratory of Mechanics, Faculty of Sciences Aïn Chock, Hassan II University, B.P. 5366 Mâarif, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
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Division of Computational Mathematics and Engineering, Institute for Computational Science, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Received: 3 January 2019 / Revised: 21 January 2019 / Accepted: 26 January 2019 / Published: 2 February 2019
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Abstract

The primary objective of the present work is to study the effects of heat transfer and entropy production in a nanofluid flow over a curved surface. The influences of Lorentz force and magnetic heating caused by the applied uniform magnetic field and energy dissipation by virtue of frictional heating are considered in the problem formulation. The effects of variable thermal conductivity are also encountered in the present model. The dimensional governing equations are reduced to dimensionless form by introducing the similarity transformations. The dimensionless equations are solved numerically by using the Chebyshev–Gauss–Lobatto spectral method (CGLSM). The rate of increase/increase in the local Nusselt number and skin friction coefficient are estimated by using a linear regression model. The expression for dimensionless entropy production is computed by employing the solutions obtained from dimensionless momentum and energy equations. Various graphs are plotted in order to examine the effects of physical flow parameters on velocity, temperature, and entropy production. The increase in skin friction coefficient with magnetic parameter is high for nanofluid containing copper nanoparticles as compared to silver nanoparticles. The analysis reveals that velocity, temperature, and entropy generation decrease with the rising value of dimensionless radius of curvature. Comparative analysis also reveals that the entropy generation during the flow of nanofluid containing copper nanoparticles is greater than that of containing silver nanoparticles. View Full-Text
Keywords: second law analysis; heat transfer; variable thermal conductivity; frictional and Ohmic dissipation; curved surface; nanofluid; Chebyshev–Gauss–Lobatto spectral method second law analysis; heat transfer; variable thermal conductivity; frictional and Ohmic dissipation; curved surface; nanofluid; Chebyshev–Gauss–Lobatto spectral method
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Afridi, M.I.; Qasim, M.; Wakif, A.; Hussanan, A. Second Law Analysis of Dissipative Nanofluid Flow over a Curved Surface in the Presence of Lorentz Force: Utilization of the Chebyshev–Gauss–Lobatto Spectral Method. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 195.

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