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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 581471, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/581471
Research Article

Cooling Intensification of a Continuously Moving Stretching Surface Using Different Types of Nanofluids

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Celal Bayar University, Muradiye, 45140 Manisa, Turkey

Received 10 October 2012; Accepted 5 December 2012

Academic Editor: Fazal M. Mahomed

Copyright © 2012 M. B. Akgül and M. Pakdemirli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The effect of different types of nanoparticles on the heat transfer from a continuously moving stretching surface in a concurrent, parallel free stream has been studied. The stretching surface is assumed to have power-law velocity and temperature. The governing equations are converted into a dimensionless system of equations using nonsimilarity variables. Resulting equations are solved numerically for various values of flow parameters. The effect of physical quantities on the temperature profiles is discussed in detail.