By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- Fresh data on Heat Transfer Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Bengal, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The objective of the present study is to analyze the effects of velocity slip and heat generation/absorption on magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stagnation-point flow and heat transfer over a stretching/shrinking surface, with convective boundary conditions, in the presence of nanoparticle fractions. The effects of Brownian motion and thermophoresis are also considered."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Mathematics, "The velocity, temperature and nanoparticle concentration profiles are analyzed with respect to the involved parameters, namely, slip parameter (delta), magnetic parameter (M), source/sink parameter (lambda), Brownian motion parameter (Nb), thermophoresis parameter (Nt), Prandtl number (Pr), Lewis number (Le), Biot number (gamma) and ratio of the rate constants of stretching/shrinking velocity to the free stream velocity (alpha). The numerical results indicate that for the stretching sheet, the velocity at a point decreases with the increase in the values of delta and M; whereas both temperature and nanoparticle concentration increase with the increase in delta and M. It is also observed that the temperature of the fluid increases with the increase in heat source parameter (i.e. lambda > 0). Different from a stretching sheet, it is found that for a shrinking sheet the solutions are non-unique."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "A comparative study between the previously published results and the present results for a special case is found to be in good agreement."
For more information on this research see: Effects of slip and heat generation/absorption on MHD stagnation flow of nanofluid past a stretching/shrinking surface with convective boundary conditions. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2013;64():1091-1100. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/210)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.K. Nandy, Visva Bharati, Dept. of Math, Santini Ketan 731235, W Bengal, India (see also Heat Transfer Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Bengal, Heat Transfer Research, Clinical Trials and Studies
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