Abstract and Applied Analysis

Nonlinear Nanofluid Flow over Heated Vertical Surface with Sinusoidal Wall Temperature Variations

S. S. Motsa, F. G. Awad, and M. Khumalo

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Abstract

The nonlinear density temperature variations in two-dimensional nanofluid flow over heated vertical surface with a sinusoidal wall temperature are investigated. The model includes the effects of Brownian motion and thermophoresis. Using the boundary layer approximation, the two-dimensional momentum, heat, and mass transfer equations are transferred to nonlinear partial differential equations form and solved numerically using a new method called spectral local linearisation method. The effects of the governing parameters on the fluid properties and on the heat and nanomass transfer coefficients are determined and shown graphically.

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Abstr. Appl. Anal., Volume 2014, Special Issue (2014), Article ID 408230, 11 pages.

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First available in Project Euclid: 27 February 2015

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https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aaa/1425049384

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doi:10.1155/2014/408230

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3272197

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
07022334

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Motsa, S. S.; Awad, F. G.; Khumalo, M. Nonlinear Nanofluid Flow over Heated Vertical Surface with Sinusoidal Wall Temperature Variations. Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014, Special Issue (2014), Article ID 408230, 11 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/408230. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aaa/1425049384


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