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Numerical and Analytical Investigation of an Unsteady Thin Film Nanofluid Flow over an Angular Surface

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Sarhad University of Science and IT, Peshawar, Kpk 25000, Pakistan
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Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 72915, Vietnam
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Fundamental and Applied Science Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 32610 Perak, Malaysia
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Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Science, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Wadi Al-Dawaser 11991, Saudi Arabia
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Processes 2019, 7(8), 486; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr7080486
Received: 3 May 2019 / Revised: 30 May 2019 / Accepted: 5 June 2019 / Published: 1 August 2019
In the present study, we examine three-dimensional thin film flow over an angular rotating disk plane in the presence of nanoparticles. The governing basic equations are transformed into ordinary differential equations by using similarity variables. The series solution has been obtained by the homotopy asymptotic method (HAM) for axial velocity, radial velocity, darning flow, induced flow, and temperature and concentration profiles. For the sake of accuracy, the results are also clarified numerically with the help of the BVPh2- midpoint method. The effect of embedded parameters such as the Brownian motion parameter Nb, Schmidt number Sc, thermophoretic parameter and Prandtl number Pr are explored on velocity, temperature and concentration profiles. It is observed that with the increase in the unsteadiness factor S, the thickness of the momentum boundary layer increases, while the Sherwood number Sc, with the association of heat flow from sheet to fluid, reduces with the rise in S and results in a cooling effect. It is also remarkable to note that the thermal boundary layer increases with the increase of the Brownian motion parameter Nb and Prandtl number Pr, hindering the cooling process resulting from heat transfer. View Full-Text
Keywords: numerical and analytical solutions; unsteady flow; nanofluid; thin-film flow; angular surface numerical and analytical solutions; unsteady flow; nanofluid; thin-film flow; angular surface
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Rasheed, H.U.; Khan, Z.; Khan, I.; Ching, D.L.C.; Nisar, K.S. Numerical and Analytical Investigation of an Unsteady Thin Film Nanofluid Flow over an Angular Surface. Processes 2019, 7, 486.

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