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Thermofluidic characteristics of combined electroosmotic and pressure driven flows in narrow confinements in presence of spatially non-uniform magnetic field

Sarkar, Sandip and Ganguly, Suvankar and Dutta, Pradip (2017) Thermofluidic characteristics of combined electroosmotic and pressure driven flows in narrow confinements in presence of spatially non-uniform magnetic field. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 104 . pp. 1325-1340.

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Abstract

We investigate thermofluidic transport phenomena and entropy generation for combined electroosmotic and pressure-driven flows through narrow confinements, subjected to spatially varying non-uniform magnetic field. Going beyond the Debye-Huckel limit, we consider the size effects of the ionic species (steric effect) to analyse magnetohydrodynamic flow and heat transfer characteristics. We demonstrate that a confluence of the steric interactions with the degree of wall charging (zeta potential) may result in heat transfer enhancement, and overall reduction in entropy generation of the system under appropriate conditions. In particular, it is revealed that a judicious selection of spatially varying magnetic field strength may lead to an augmentation in the heat transfer rate. It is also inferred that incorporating non-uniformity in distribution of the applied magnetic field translates the system to be dominated by the heat transfer irreversibility. The novel scope of the current research lies in the state-of-art design of advanced micromechanical industrial smart-sensors, actuators, and biomedical devices. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 07:28
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 07:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55589

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