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Title: Analysis laminar flow, thermal stability, and entropy generation in porous channel
Authors: Eegunjobi, Adetatayo Samuel 
Keywords: Porous materials -- Fluid dynamics;Fluid mechanics;Laminar flow;Thermodynamics;Entropy;Magnetohydrodynamics;Navier slip;Dissertations, Academic;DTech;Theses, dissertations, etc.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Abstract: Fluid flow through a porous channel and cylindrical pipe walls are important area of research due to its wide applications in transpiration cooling, gaseous diffusion technology, cooling of rocket, mechanized irrigation and filtration processes. It is therefore necessary to examine the effect of Navier slip, combined effects of buoyancy forces and variable viscosity on the entire flow structure. Analyzing the magneto- hydrodynamics (MHD) of unsteady flow with buoyancy effect and also investigate numerically the entropy generation in an unsteady flow through porous pipe. We have also examined the thermal stability and entropy generation in the system. The problems were investigated theoretically using appropriate mathematical models for both transient and steady state scenario. Both analytical techniques and numerical methods are employed to tackle the model nonlinear equations derived from the law of conservation of mass, momentum and energy balance. Some definitions of terms to come across and introduction to fluid flow are given in chapter 1, together with literature reviews, statement of problem and objectives of the study. Chapter 2 lays the foundation for basic fundamental equations governing fluid flow. In chapter 3, the combined effect of suction/injection and asymmetric Navier slip on the entropy generation rate for steady flow of an incompressible viscous fluid through a porous channel subjected to different temperature at the walls are investigated. Chapter 4 analyze combined effects of buoyancy forces together with Navier slip on the entropy generation in a vertical porous channel wall with suction/injection wall. Analysis of MHD unsteady flow through a porous pipe with buoyancy effects are carried out in chapter 5, while chapter 6 investigates numerically entropy generation of unsteady flow through a porous pipe with suction and chapter 7 gives concluding remarks.
Description: Thesis (DTech (Mechanical Engineering))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2013
Appears in Collections:Mechanical Engineering - Doctoral Degree

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