Analysis of ferrite nanoparticles in the flow of ferromagnetic nanofluid

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Abstract

Theoretical analysis has been carried out to establish the heat transport phenomenon of six different ferromagnetic MnZnFe2O4—C2H6O2 (manganese zinc ferrite-ethylene glycol), NiZnFe2O4—C2H6O2 (Nickel zinc ferrite-ethylene glycol), Fe2O4—C2H6O2 (magnetite ferrite-ethylene glycol), NiZnFe2O4—H2O (Nickel zinc ferrite-water), MnZnFe2O4—H2O (manganese zinc ferrite-water), and Fe2O4—H2O (magnetite ferrite-water) nanofluids containing manganese zinc ferrite, Nickel zinc ferrite, and magnetite ferrite nanoparticles dispersed in a base fluid of ethylene glycol and water mixture. The performance of convective heat transfer is elevated in boundary layer flow region via nanoparticles. Magnetic dipole in presence of ferrites nanoparticles plays a vital role in controlling the thermal and momentum boundary layers. In perspective of this, the impacts of magnetic dipole on the nano boundary layer, steady, and laminar flow of incompressible ferromagnetic nanofluids are analyzed in the present study. Flow is caused by linear stretching of the surface. Fourier’s law of heat conduction is used in the evaluation of heat flux. Impacts of emerging parameters on the magneto—thermomechanical coupling are analyzed numerically. Further, it is evident that Newtonian heating has increasing behavior on the rate of heat transfer in the boundary layer. Comparison with available results for specific cases show an excellent agreement.

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Muhammad, N., Nadeem, S., & Mustafa, M. T. (2018). Analysis of ferrite nanoparticles in the flow of ferromagnetic nanofluid. PLoS ONE, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188460

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