Analytical Study of Transient Magneto-Hydrodynamic Electroosomotic Flow and Heat Transfer Analysis in a Horizontal Channel
Asibor1, Raphael E.2, Asibor Victor O.3
1Dr Asibor Raphael Ehikhuemhen, Department of Computer Science/Information Technology, Igbinedion University/ College of Natural & Applied Sciences/ Organization Name, Okada, Nigeria.
2Mr Asibor Victor Osemudiamhen, Department of Physics, University ofAbuja, Abuja Nigeria.
Manuscript received on 05 September 2017 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 September 2017 | Manuscript Published on 30 September 2017 | PP: 1-9 | Volume-7 Issue-1, September 2017 | Retrieval Number: A2466097117/2017©BEIESP
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Abstract: The research work focuses on transient magneto-hydrodynamic electro-osmotic flow and heat transfer analysis in a horizontal microchannel based on the linearized Helmholtz-Smoluchowski approximation and the Navier-Stokes equation. A numerical study of electroosmotic flow through horizontal channels is developed. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into a set of nonlinear coupled ordinary differential equations and solved by perturbation techniques. The effects of various physical parameters on the dimensionless velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are presented graphically, analysed and discussed in detail. The influences of fluid characteristics such as the skin friction coefficient, Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are discussed. Findings indicate that the governing flow parameters have significant influences on flow, heat and mass transfer characteristics. Keywords:
Keyword: Analytical study, electro-osmotic flow, Magneto-hydrodynamic, Microfluidics, Transient.
Scope of the Article: Heat Transfer