Thermal and velocity slip effects on the MHD peristaltic flow with carbon nanotubes in an asymmetric channel: application of radiation therapy
Abstract
Peristaltic flow is used to study the flow and heat transfer of carbon nanotubes in an asymmetric channel with thermal and velocity slip effects. Two types of carbon nanotubes, namely, single and multiwall carbon nanotubes are utilized to see the analysis with water as base fluids. Empirical correlations are used for the thermophysical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in terms of solid volume fraction of CNTs. The governing equations are simplified using long wavelength and low Reynolds number approximation. Exact solutions have been evaluated for velocity, pressure gradient, the solid volume fraction of CNTs and temperature profile. The effects of various flow parameters, i.e. Hatmann number M, the solid volume fraction of the nanoparticles ϕ, Grashof number G, velocity slip parameter β, thermal slip parameter γ and Prandtl number P _{ r } are presented graphically for both single (SWCNT) and multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT).
 Publication:

Applied Nanoscience
 Pub Date:
 October 2014
 DOI:
 10.1007/s1320401302652
 Bibcode:
 2014ApNan...4..849A
 Keywords:

 Peristaltic flow;
 Thermal and velocity slip;
 Asymmetric channel;
 Carbon nanotubes;
 MHD;
 Application of radiation therapy