The purpose of the present study is to explore a three-dimensional rotating flow of water-based nanofluids caused by an infinite rotating disk.
Mathematical formulation is performed using the well-known Buongiorno model which accounts for the combined influence of Brownian motion and thermophoresis. The recently suggested condition of passively controlled wall nanoparticle volume fraction has been adopted.
The results reveal that temperature decreases with an increase in thermophoresis parameter, whereas it is negligibly affected with a variation in the Brownian motion parameter. Axial velocity is negative because of the downward flow in the vertical direction.
Two- and three-dimensional streamlines are also sketched and discussed. The computations are found to be in very good agreement with the those of existing studies in the literature for pure fluid.
Khan, J., Mustafa, M., Hayat, T., Turkyilmazoglu, M. and Alsaedi, A. (2017), "Numerical study of nanofluid flow and heat transfer over a rotating disk using Buongiorno’s model", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 27 No. 1, pp. 221-234. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-08-2015-0328Download as .RIS
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