Entropy generation analysis of Casson fluid flow through a vertical microchannel under combined effect of viscous dissipation, joule heating, hall effect and thermal radiation

B.J. Gireesha (Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, India)
S. Sindhu (Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, India)

Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures

ISSN: 1573-6105

Publication date: 13 December 2019

Abstract

Purpose

Fully developed Casson fluid flow through vertical microchannel is deliberated in the presence of thermal radiation. The two predominant features of micro scale phenomenon such as velocity slip and temperature jump are considered. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

The governing equations of the physical phenomenon are solved using Runge–Kutta–Fehlberg fourth fifth order method.

Findings

The outcome of the present work is discussed through graphs. This computation shows that entropy generation rate decreases with enhancing wall ambient temperature difference ratio and fluid wall interaction parameter. Also, it is found that Bejan number is fully retarded with rise in fluid wall interaction parameter. Enhancement in heat transfer or Nusselt number is achieved by increasing the wall ambient temperature ratio and fluid wall interaction parameter.

Originality/value

Casson liquid flow through microchannel is analyzed by considering temperature jump and velocity slip. This computation shows that entropy generation rate decreases with enhancing wall ambient temperature difference ratio.

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Citation

Gireesha, B.J. and Sindhu, S. (2019), "Entropy generation analysis of Casson fluid flow through a vertical microchannel under combined effect of viscous dissipation, joule heating, hall effect and thermal radiation", Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 713-730. https://doi.org/10.1108/MMMS-07-2019-0139

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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