Natural convection in polyethylene glycol based molybdenum disulfide nanofluid with thermal radiation, chemical reaction and ramped wall temperature

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International Journal of Heat and Technology, 2018, 36 (2), pp. 619 - 631
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© 2018 International Information and Engineering Technology Association. All Rights Reserved. The aim of this study is to investigate the unsteady magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow of Casson nanofluid over an infinite oscillating vertical plate with ramped wall temperature. The effects of porosity, thermal radiation and first order chemical reaction have been considered. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is chosen as base fluid which contained molybdenum disulfide (MoS 2 ) nanoparticles. The Laplace transform technique is applied to the momentum, energy and concentration equations to obtain the closed form solutions. The obtained solutions are for both cases ramped and isothermal boundary conditions and compared graphically. From graphical analysis, it is observed that for isothermal plate, the magnitude of velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are greater than ramped wall temperature. Skin-friction, Nusselt number and Sherwood number are evaluated and presented in tabular forms. The effects of various embedded parameters on velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are discussed graphically.
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