Irreversibility Analysis of MHD Buoyancy-Driven Variable Viscosity Liquid Film along an Inclined Heated Plate Convective Cooling

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1 Mathematics Department, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, 9000, Namibia

2 Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X2, Saldanha 7395, South Africa

Abstract

Analysis of intrinsic irreversibility and heat transfer in a buoyancy-driven changeable viscosity liquid along an incline heated wall with convective cooling taking into consideration the heated isothermal and isoflux wall is investigated. By Newton’s law of cooling, we assumed the free surface exchange heat with environment and fluid viscosity is exponentially dependent on temperature. Appropriate governing model equations for momentum and energy balance with volumetric entropy generation expression are obtained and then transformed using dimensionless variables to form set of nonlinear boundary valued problem. Using shooting method with Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg integration scheme, the model is numerically tackled. Pertinent results for the fluid velocity, temperature, skin friction, Nusselt number, entropy generation rate and Bejan number are obtained and discussed.

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