Studies from Babol University of Technology Describe New Findings in Engineering Research (Investigation of Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Presence of Magnetic Field Using KKL Model)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Investigators publish new report on Engineering Research. According to news originating from Babol Sar, Iran, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "In this paper, flow and heat transfer of a nanofluid in a square cavity with curve boundaries in presence of magnetic field is investigated numerically using lattice Boltzmann method. The base fluid in the enclosure is water containing Al2O3."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Babol University of Technology, "The effective thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluid are calculated by KKL (Koo-Kleinstreuer-Li) correlation. In this model effect of Brownian motion on the effective thermal conductivity is considered. This investigation when compared with other numerical methods was found to be in excellent agreement. The influence of the nanoparticle volume fraction, Rayleigh number and Hartmann number on flow and heat transfer is investigated."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The results show that enhancement in heat transfer increases with increase of Hartmann number except for Ra = 10(4) in which Ha = 40 roles as a critical Hartmann number."
For more information on this research see: Investigation of Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Presence of Magnetic Field Using KKL Model. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 2014;39(6):5007-5016. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering can be contacted at: Springer Heidelberg, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany. (Springer - www.springer.com; Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering - www.springerlink.com/content/1319-8025/)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Sheikholeslami, Babol Univ Technol, Dept. of Mech Engn, Babol Sar, Iran. Additional authors for this research include M. Gorji-Bandpy and D.D. Ganji.
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