A similarity solution is presented for the steady free convection boundary layer flow past a horizontal flat plate embedded in a porous medium filled with nanofluids. The model used for the nanofluid is the one which incorporates the effects of Brownian motion and thermophoresis. For the porous medium the Darcy-Boussinesq model is employed. This solution depends on a Lewis number , a buoyancy-ratio parameter , a Brownian motion parameter , and a thermophoresis parameter . The effects of these parameters on the velocity, temperature and nanoparticle fraction profiles are discussed. The dependency of the local Nusselt and Sherwood numbers on these four parameters is also investigated.
Free Convection Boundary Layer Flow Past a Horizontal Flat Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Filled With a Nanofluid
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Khan, W. A., and Pop, I. (July 8, 2011). "Free Convection Boundary Layer Flow Past a Horizontal Flat Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Filled With a Nanofluid." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. September 2011; 133(9): 094501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4003834
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