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Second Law Analysis of Dissipative Nanofluid Flow over a Curved Surface in the Presence of Lorentz Force: Utilization of the Chebyshev-Gauss-Lobatto Spectral Method.


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

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Nanomaterials (Basel), 9(2), 2019 (ISI)
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The primary objective of the present work is to study the effects of heat transfer and entropy production in a nanofluid flow over a curved surface. The influences of Lorentz force and magnetic heating caused by the applied uniform magnetic field and energy dissipation by virtue of frictional heating are considered in the problem formulation. The effects of variable thermal conductivity are also encountered in the present model. The dimensional governing equations are reduced to dimensionless form by introducing the similarity transformations. The dimensionless equations are solved numerically by using the Chebyshev⁻Gauss⁻Lobatto spectral method (CGLSM). The rate of increase/increase in the local Nusselt number and skin friction coefficient are estimated by using a linear regression model. The expression for dimensionless entropy production is computed by employing the solutions obtained from dimensionless momentum and energy equations. Various graphs are plotted in order to examine the effects of physical flow parameters on velocity, temperature, and entropy production. The increase in skin friction coefficient with magnetic parameter is high for nanofluid containing copper nanoparticles as compared to silver nanoparticles. The analysis reveals that velocity, temperature, and entropy generation decrease with the rising value of dimensionless radius of curvature. Comparative analysis also reveals that the entropy generation during the flow of nanofluid containing copper nanoparticles is greater than that of containing silver nanoparticles.