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Rheological Analysis of Suspended Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in a Walters' B fluid

Author(s):

I.S. Oyelakin, P. Mondal, S. Mondal*, T.R. Mahapatra and P. Sibanda   Pages 1 - 9 ( 9 )

Abstract:


Objective: In this paper, we present a rheological analysis of suspended single-walled Carbon nanotubes in a Walters' B fluid.

Methods: We assume that the viscosity varies exponentially as a function of the temperature use the Reynolds model of viscosity for the study. A variable thermal conductivity is also assumed along with buoyancy, magnetic field, viscous dissipation and a convective boundary condition. The system of nonlinear coupled equations is solved using the spectral local linearization method.

Results: Our solutions are validated using through comparison with previously published results for a given set of conditions.

Conclusion: The study finds that good agreement is achieved.

Rheological, Analysis, of, Suspended, Single-Walled, Carbon, Nanotubes, in, a, Walters', B, fluid

Affiliation:

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg 3209, Department of Mathematics, Bengal Institute of Technology & Management Santiniketen 731236, West Bengal, Department of Mathematics, Amity University, Kolkata, Newtown 700135, West Bengal, Department of Mathematics, Visva Bharati (A Central University), Santiniketan 73125, West Bengal, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg 3209



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