Effect of different nanofluids volume fraction ratio on boundary layer and heat transfer characteristic

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A similarity solution has been carried out to investigate the steady Newtonian water base-Copper nanofluidss flow and heat transfer characteristics of a stationary wedge. A similarity transformation based on the boundary layer approximation is employed to transform the Navier-Stokes equations and the energy equations into a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. The set of coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations with the boundary conditions are solved numerically to study the effects of the nanoparticle volume fraction, on the different physical properties of the flow, namely: the hydraulic and thermal boundary layer thickness, and the local Nusselt number. The numerical results thus obtained show that the hydraulic boundary layer thickness decreases nonlinearly as the nanoparticle volume fraction increases. In addition, Nusselt number increases, as a result of increase nanoparticle volume fraction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789881925350
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 2 2014Jul 4 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


OtherWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Boundary layer approximation
  • Falkner-Skan
  • Nanofluids
  • Similarity solution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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