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Irreversibility Analysis of Dissipative Fluid Flow Over A Curved Surface Stimulated by Variable Thermal Conductivity and Uniform Magnetic Field: Utilization of Generalized Differential Quadrature Method


Muhammad Idrees Afridi, Abderrahim Wakif, Muhammad Qasim, Abid Hussanan*

Source title: 
Entropy, 20(12), 943, 2018 (ISI)
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The effects of variable thermal conductivity on heat transfer and entropy generation in a flow over a curved surface are investigated in the present study. In addition, the effects of energy dissipation and Ohmic heating are also incorporated in the modelling of the energy equation. Appropriate transformations are used to develop the self-similar equations from the governing equations of momentum and energy. The resulting self-similar equations are then solved by the Generalized Differential Quadrature Method (GDQM). For the validation and precision of the developed numerical solution, the resulting equations are also solved numerically using the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method (RKFM). An excellent agreement is found between the numerical results of the two methods. To examine the impacts of emerging physical parameters on velocity, temperature distribution and entropy generation, the numerical results are plotted against the various values of physical flow parameters and discussed physically in detail.