e-space
Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Repository

Finite element study of mixed convection micropolar flow in a vertical circular pipe with variable surface conditions

Bhargava, Rama and Agarwal, R. S. and Kumar, Lokendra and Takhar, Harmindar S. (2004) Finite element study of mixed convection micropolar flow in a vertical circular pipe with variable surface conditions. International journal of engineering science, 42 (1). pp. 13-27. ISSN 0020-7225

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

In the present paper the problem of fully developed mixed convection flow of a micropolar fluid with heat sources, in a vertical circular pipe has been studied. The governing non-linear coupled differential equations are solved by using the finite element technique. The effect of the micropolar parameter, heat source parameter, surface parameter and dissipation parameter on the velocity, micro-rotation and temperature functions have been discussed. The heat sources increase the velocity and temperature in the pipe while the heat sinks decrease them. The micropolar fluid thus behaves as a coolant and such a type of flow has useful applications in combustion chambers, exhaust nozzles of porous walled flow reactors, and the design of chemical processing equipment.

Impact and Reach

Statistics

Downloads
Activity Overview
0Downloads
12Hits

Additional statistics for this dataset are available via IRStats2.

Altmetric

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item