Natural Convective Flow of Nanofluids Past a Radiative and Impulsive Vertical Plate

Turkyilmazoglu M.

JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, vol.29, no.6, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The time-dependent flow past an impulsively started vertical infinite isothermal plate in a viscous electrically conducting natural convective incompressible nanofluid is considered in this paper by taking into account the effects of heat absorption, heat generation, and radiation. An analytical study is performed to obtain exact solutions for different water-based nanofluids containing Cu, Ag, CuO, Al2O3, and TiO2. The presented closed-form formulas are beneficial for investigating and understanding the detailed features of the momentum and thermal fields together with the skin friction coefficient and the Nusselt number. (C) 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers.