Thermophoretic particle deposition in a nanofluid flow across a disc with non-fourier heat flux: An investigation using tangent hyperbolic model

E. Ragupathi, D. Prakash, M. Muthtamilselvan, Qasem M. Al-Mdallal, Ikhyun Kim

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Non-Newtonian nanofluids are attracting the attention of researchers and academics due to the high heat transmission rates that they possess. To improve thermal devices and exchangers, the researchers come up with innovative and expense-effective methods. One of the advanced technological approaches that can be utilized to enhance the thermal performance of devices is the utilization of nanofluids. This non- Newtonian nanofluid possesses the advanced properties of increasing heat transfer and destroying harmful bacteria. For this purpose, the present theoretical work is to explore the heat and thermophoretic particle deposition analysis on the tangent hyperbolic nanofluid flow over the rotating porous disk with presence of non-Fourier heat flux model and nanoparticle aggregation effect. Darcy-Forchheimer fluid model is adopted to develop the fluid flow system. Furthermore, the nanofluid’s viscosity and thermal conductivity are expressed through advanced modeling, employing the modified Krieger-Dougherty model for viscosity and the Maxwell-Bruggeman model for thermal conductivity. The nanoparticles and base fluid involved in this context are Molybdenum disulfide (Formula presented.) and Water/carboxyl-methyl cellulose (CMC) respectively. The mathematical representation of the fluid flow and energy propagation involves a system of coupled partial differential equations (PDEs). The system of partial differential equations (PDEs) is transformed into non-dimensional ordinary differential equations (ODEs), which are then solved both analytically and numerically using the Homotopy Analysis Method(HAM) and Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg (RKF) method along with shooting technique. Exploring the graphical representation reveals a comprehensive analysis of key factors influencing velocity, temperature, and concentration. Through innovative visualization, these parameters take center stage, providing insights into their intricate interplay and dynamic relationships. The heat transfer rate is enhanced 0.24% and 1.4% by rising the values of thermal relaxation parameter and Weissenberg number. Also, the mass transfer rate is accelerated 0.8% and 0.14% due to enhancing the values of thermophoretic coefficient and thermophoresis parameter.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024


  • HAM Krieger-Dougherty and Maxwell-Bruggeman model
  • nanoparticle aggregation
  • Non-Fourier heat flux model
  • tangent hyperbolic fluid model
  • thermophoretic particle deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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