Unsteady Convection Flow of Some Nanofluids Past a Moving Vertical Flat Plate With Heat Transfer

Turkyilmazoglu M.

JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, vol.136, no.3, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This paper is devoted to the study of heat and mass transfer characteristics of some nanofluid flows past an infinite flat plate moving vertically. Some water-based nanofluids containing copper (Cu), silver (Ag), copper oxide (CuO), alumina (Al2O3), and titanium oxide (TiO2) are analytically analyzed taking into consideration the thermal radiation effect for two types of temperature boundary conditions. The physically significant properties like skin friction coefficient and Nusselt number are easy to conceive from the derived exact analytical expressions for the velocity and temperature profiles. Results are believed to constitute a tool to verify the validity of numerical solutions for more complicated transient free/forced convection nanofluid flow problems.