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中南大学学报(英文版)

Journal of Central South University

Vol. 26    No. 5    May 2019

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Transient analysis of Casson fluid thermo-convection from a vertical cylinder embedded in a porous medium: Entropy generation and thermal energy transfer visualization
JANARDHANA REDDY G1, BHASKERREDDY Kethireddy1, MAHESH Kumar1, ANWAR BéG O2

1. Department of Mathematics, Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi, 585367, India;
2. Fluid Mechanics, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Computing,Science and Engineering, University of Salford, Manchester M54WT, UK

Abstract:Thermal transport in porous media has stimulated substantial interest in engineering sciences due to increasing applications in filtration systems, porous bearings, porous layer insulation, biomechanics, geomechanics etc. Motivated by such applications, in this article, a numerical study of entropy generation impacts on the heat and momentum transfer in time-dependent laminar incompressible boundary layer flow of a Casson viscoplastic fluid over a uniformly heated vertical cylinder embedded in a porous medium is presented. Darcy’s law is used to simulate bulk drag effects at low Reynolds number for an isotropic, homogenous porous medium. Heat line visualization is also included. The mathematical model is derived and normalized using appropriate transformation variables. The resulting non-linear time-dependent coupled governing equations with associated boundary conditions are solved via an implicit finite difference method which is efficient and unconditionally stable. The outcomes show that entropy generation and Bejan number are both elevated with increasing values of Darcy number, Casson fluid parameter, group parameter and Grashof number. To analyze the heat transfer process in a two-dimensional domain, plotting heat lines provides an excellent approach in addition to streamlines and isotherms. It is remarked that as the Darcy number increases, the deviations of heat lines from the hot wall are reduced.

 

Key words: vertical cylinder; entropy generation; Casson fluid; finite difference method; heat function; porous medium

中南大学学报(自然科学版)
  ISSN 1672-7207
CN 43-1426/N
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中南大学学报(英文版)
  ISSN 2095-2899
CN 43-1516/TB
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