Entropy generation due to unsteady hydromagnetic Couette flow and heat transfer with asymmetric convective cooling in a rotating system

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Mathematics, University of Gour Banga Malda 732 103, West Bengal, India

2 Department of Applied Mathematics, Vidyasagar University Midnapore 721 102, West Bengal, India

3 Mechanical Engineering Department, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), Al-Khobar 31952, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abstract

Entropy generation in an unsteady hydromagnetic Couette flow of a viscous incompressible electrically conducting fluid between two infinite horizontal parallel plates in a rotating system have been analyzed. Both the lower and upper plates of the channel are subjected to asymmetric convective heat exchange with the ambient following the Newton's law of cooling. A numerical solution for governing equations is developed. The influences of the pertinent parameters on the fluid velocity components, temperature, entropy generation and Bejan number are discussed graphically.

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