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Magneto-Bioconvection Flow of Williamson Nanofluid over an Inclined Plate with Gyrotactic Microorganisms and Entropy Generation

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Department of Mathematics, Adeleke University, Ede 240003, Osun State, Nigeria
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Department of Information Technology, Fanshawe College, London, ON N5Y 5R6, Canada
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Department of Studies and Research in Mathematics, Davangere University, Davangere 577126, Karnataka, India
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of West Attica, 12244 Athens, Greece
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Academic Editor: Ramesh Agarwal
Fluids 2021, 6(3), 109; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6030109
Received: 1 February 2021 / Revised: 26 February 2021 / Accepted: 2 March 2021 / Published: 8 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fluid Flows at the Nanoscale)
The fluid flow through inclined plates has several applications in magneto-aerodynamics, materials processing and magnetohydrodynamic propulsion thermo-fluid dynamics. Inspired by these applications, the rate of entropy production in a bio-convective flow of a magnetohydrodynamic Williamson nanoliquid over an inclined convectively heated stretchy plate with the influence of thermal radiation, porous materials and chemical reaction has been deliberated in this paper. The presence of microorganisms aids in stabilizing the suspended nanoparticles through a bioconvection process. Also, the thermal radiation assumed an optically thick limit approximation. With the help of similarity transformations, the coupled partial differential equations are converted to nonlinear ordinary differential equations and the resulting model is numerically tackled using the shooting method. The influences of the determining thermo-physical parameters on the flow field are incorporated and extensively discussed. The major relevant outcomes of the present analysis are that the upsurge in values of Schmidt number decays the mass transfer characteristics, but the converse trend is depicted for boost up values of the thermophoresis parameter. Enhancement in bioconvection Peclet and Schmidt numbers deteriorates the microorganism density characteristics. Further, the upsurge in the Williamson parameter declines the Bejan number and irreversibility ratio. View Full-Text
Keywords: Williamson nanofluid; entropy generation; gyrotactic microorganisms; porous medium; radiation Williamson nanofluid; entropy generation; gyrotactic microorganisms; porous medium; radiation
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Yusuf, T.A.; Mabood, F.; Prasannakumara, B.C.; Sarris, I.E. Magneto-Bioconvection Flow of Williamson Nanofluid over an Inclined Plate with Gyrotactic Microorganisms and Entropy Generation. Fluids 2021, 6, 109. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6030109

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Yusuf TA, Mabood F, Prasannakumara BC, Sarris IE. Magneto-Bioconvection Flow of Williamson Nanofluid over an Inclined Plate with Gyrotactic Microorganisms and Entropy Generation. Fluids. 2021; 6(3):109. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6030109

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Yusuf, Tunde A., Fazle Mabood, B. C. Prasannakumara, and Ioannis E. Sarris 2021. "Magneto-Bioconvection Flow of Williamson Nanofluid over an Inclined Plate with Gyrotactic Microorganisms and Entropy Generation" Fluids 6, no. 3: 109. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6030109

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