Microfluidics is one of the extensive elaborated technologies in thermal and engineering fields due to its wide range of applications, such as micro heat exchangers, micro mixture and microchannel heat sinks, which is used to develop a large number of microscopic devices and systems. Enhancement of thermal energy using verity of nanoliquids is one of the challenges in these applications of microfluidics. Therefore, using single wall carbon nanotubes for enhancement of thermal energy in microchannel is the main purpose of this study. Hall effect of natural convection flow in a vertical channel with slip and temperature jump condition is considered. The impacts of radiative heat flux, uniform heat source/sink, viscous dissipation and joule heating are also taken into account.
Suitable non-dimension variables are applied to the governing equations to reduce the system into ordinary differential equations. The reduced nonlinear system is then solved numerically using Runge–Kutta–Fehlberg fourth–fifth-order method along with shooting technique. The impact of different pertinent parameters on numerical solutions of primary velocity, secondary velocity, temperature, entropy generation and Bejan number is comprehensively discussed in detail. Also, the obtained numerical results are compared with existing one which perfectly found to be in good agreement.
It is established that, with the aspects of Joule heating, viscous dissipation, radiative heat flux and uniform heat source/sink, the production in the entropy can be improved. Further, it is found that the increasing ratio of wall ambient temperature difference and nanoparticle volume fraction leads to enhance the entropy generation. The same effect reverses with increasing values of fluid wall interaction parameter (FWIP) and rare faction. The irreversibility ratio enhances with larger values of nanoparticle volume fraction and decelerates with increment values of FWIP.
The impact of single wall carbon nanoliquid in a vertical channel flow by using radiative heat flux, heat source/sink, joule heating and viscous dissipation is first time investigated. Further, the influence of Hall current is explored in detail.
Roja, A. and Gireesha, B.J. (2020), "Second law analysis on Hall effect of natural convection flow through vertical channel in the presence of uniform heat source/sink", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 30 No. 10, pp. 4403-4423. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-10-2019-0767Download as .RIS
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