Flow and Heat Transfer Behavior of MHD Dusty Nanofluid past a Porous Stretching/Shrinking Cylinder at Different Temperatures


Department of Mathematics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga-585106, India.


In this study we analyzed the momentum and heat transfer behavior of CuO-water and Al2O3-waternanofluids embedded with micrometer sized conducting dust particles towards a porous stretching/shrinking cylinder at different temperatures in presence of suction/injection, uniform magnetic field, shape of nano particles, volume fraction of micro and nano particles. The governing boundary layer equations are transformed to nonlinear ordinary differential equations by using similarity transformation. Numerical solutions of these equations can be obtained by using Runge-Kutta Felhberg technique. The influence of non-dimensional governing parameters on the flow field and heat transfer characteristics are discussed and presented through graphs and tables. Results indicates that spherical shaped nano particles showed better thermal enhancement compared with cylindrical shaped nano particles, increase in volume fraction of nano particles helps to enhance the uniform thermal conductivity. But it does not happen by increase in volume fraction of dust particles. Enhancement in fluid particle interaction reduces the friction factor and improves the heat transfer rate.