In this paper, an analysis is made on the convective heat transfer of a nanofluid between two inclined parallel plates with a uniform heat flux boundary condition. The analytical solutions are obtained explicitly for the velocity, temperature, and pressure distributions, which are dependent on two parameters P1 and P2. By alerting their values, four different regimes for flow reversal are found. On the other hand, it is found that the nanoparticle volume fraction has a significant influence on the flow reversal. Physically important quantities such as wall friction and Nusselt number are in detail discussed for the TiO2-water nanofluid.
Analysis of Fully Developed Opposing Mixed Convection Flow in an Inclined Channel Filled by a Nanofluid
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received May 7, 2013; final manuscript received September 9, 2014; published online September 30, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Ali Ebadian.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
You, X., Xu, H., and Pop, I. (September 30, 2014). "Analysis of Fully Developed Opposing Mixed Convection Flow in an Inclined Channel Filled by a Nanofluid." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. December 2014; 136(12): 124502. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4028564
Download citation file: