Nanofluid Flow over a Rotating Disk with Prescribed Heat Flux
An analysis is carried out to study the problem of the steady flow and heat transfer over a rotating disk with a prescribed heat flux in nanofluid. Nanofluid considered is Copper (Cu) with water as the base fluid. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations using similarity transformation, which are then solved using the Nachtsheim-Swigert Shooting iteration technique along with the fourth order Runga Kutta method. The features of the flow and heat transfer characteristics are analyzed and discussed. The radial velocity, tangential velocity and the axial velocity for copper-water nanofluid are calculated and are represented graphically. Numerical results for dimensionless temperature, the radial skin friction coefficient and the tangential skin friction coefficient of the nanofluid flows are obtained and computations are carried out for the various values of Prandtl number. It is found that for the prescribed heat flux case (PHF case), the effect of Prandtl number is to reduce the temperature as it increases for copper-water nanofluid.
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