Nonlinear thermal convection in a layer of nanofluid under G-jitter and internal heating effects
1 Department of Applied Mathematics, School for Physical Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow - 226025, India.
2 Laboratory of Mechanics, Faculty of Science Ain Chock, University Hassan II, B.P. 5366, Maarif, Casablanca, Morocco.
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This paper deals with a mathematical model of controlling heat transfer in nanofluids. The time-periodic vertical vibrations of the system are considered to effect an external control of heat transport along with internal heating effects. A weakly non-linear stability analysis is based on the five-mode Lorenz model using which the Nusselt number is obtained as a function of the thermal Rayleigh number, nano-particle concentration based Rayleigh number, Prandtl number, Lewis number, modified diffusivity ratio, amplitude and frequency of modulation. It is shown that modulation can be effectively used to control convection and thereby heat transport. Further, it is found that the effect of internal Rayleigh number is to enhance the heat and nano-particles transport.
Key words: Gravity modulation / Rayleigh–Bénard convection / Nanofluid / Internal heating / Nonlinear theory
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