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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 22)
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Radiation Effects on MHD Stagnation-Point Flow in a Nanofluid

Mohammad Eftekhari Yazdi, Abed Moradi and Saeed Dinarvand
Corresponding Author:  Abed Moradi 

Key words:  MHD, nanofluid nanoparticle volume fraction, stagnation-point flow, thermal radiation , , ,
Vol. 5 , (22): 5201-5208
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August 15, 2012 September 08, 2012 May 25, 2013
Abstract:

In this study, the two-dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) boundary layer of stagnation-point flow in a nanofluid in the presence of thermal radiation is investigated. Using a similarity transform, the Navier-Stokes equations are reduced to a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. The similarity equations are solved numerically for three types of nanoparticles, namely copper (Cu), alumina (Al2O3) and titania (TiO2) in water as the base fluid. The skin-friction coefficient and Nusselt number as well as the velocity and temperature profiles for some values of the governing parameters are presented graphically and discussed. Effects of the nanoparticle volume fraction on the flow and heat transfer characteristics are thoroughly examined.
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Mohammad Eftekhari Yazdi, Abed Moradi and Saeed Dinarvand, 2013. Radiation Effects on MHD Stagnation-Point Flow in a Nanofluid.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(22): 5201-5208.
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