Energy Dissipation of Free Convection Boundary Layer Flow in a Jeffrey Fluid Across a Horizontal Circular Cylinder with Suspended Nanoparticles

  • Syazwani Mohd ZokriEmail author
  • Nur Syamilah Arifin
  • Abdul Rahman Mohd Kasim
  • Nurul Farahain Mohammad
  • Mohd Zuki Salleh
Conference paper


An investigation has been executed to study the influence of energy dissipation on free convection boundary layer flow in a Jeffrey fluid over a horizontal circular cylinder with suspended nanoparticles. Mathematical formulation is modelled in terms of partial differential equations with some physical conditions. The suitable non-dimensional and non-similarity variables are introduced to transform the system of equations and then the resulting equations are solved using the Keller-box method. The graphical results for the temperature profile and Nusselt number are plotted and explained for several values of Brownian motion parameter. This study reveals that the Brownian motion parameter has caused the increment in the temperature profile while decrement in the Nusselt number. The theoretical results generated in this study are important to the researchers and engineers as they can be used as a reference or basis for comparison purposes especially for validating data or experiments in the future.


Energy dissipation Horizontal circular cylinder Suspended nanoparticles Free convection 



The authors are grateful to the funding provided by Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) through grants PGRS1703100, RDU170358 and RDU150101.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syazwani Mohd Zokri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nur Syamilah Arifin
    • 1
  • Abdul Rahman Mohd Kasim
    • 1
  • Nurul Farahain Mohammad
    • 2
  • Mohd Zuki Salleh
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Industrial Sciences and TechnologyUniversiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)KuantanMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Computational Theoretical ScienceKulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University MalaysiaKuantanMalaysia

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