Unsteady Heat Transfer from a Non-isothermal Axisymmetric Body Immersed in Porous Media Saturated by Nanofluid

  • Shobha BagaiEmail author
  • Mridu Sharma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The intent of this paper is to present the numerical results for transient heat transfer across an axisymmetric non-isothermal body embedded in porous media saturated by nanofluid. A non-linear coupled PDE is reduced using dimensionless similarity variables and is solved using Keller Box method. Buoyancy ratio Nr, Brownian motion Nb and thermophoresis Nt are the parameters considered in this study. The effect of Lewis number Le and non-Newtonian parameter N on reduced Nusselt number and reduced Sherwood number is recorded in tabular form for isothermal as well as for non-isothermal bodies. The heat flux for different values of non-Newtonian parameter N is plotted in the case of sphere and cylinder at different time levels.


Porous media Nanofluid Transient Non-Newtonian fluid Non-isothermal axisymmetric body Keller Box method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cluster Innovation CenterUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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