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Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
Volume 11 (2014), Issue 1-2, Pages 47-60

Parametric Analysis of Entropy Generation in Magneto-Hemodynamic Flow in a Semi-Porous Channel with OHAM and DTM

M. M. Rashidi,1 A. Basiri Parsa,2 O. Anwar Bég,3 L. Shamekhi,2 S. M. Sadri,4 and Tasveer A. Bég5

1Mechanical Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty of Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
2Young Researchers and Elite Club, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran
3Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, England, UK
4Mechanical Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty of Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
5Bio-Engineering Mechanics Research, Bradford, England, UK

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The magneto-hemodynamic laminar viscous flow of a conducting physiological fluid in a semi-porous channel under a transverse magnetic field has been analyzed by the optimal Homotopy Analysis Method (OHAM) and Differential Transform Method (DTM) under physically realistic boundary conditions first. Then as the main purpose of this study the important designing subject, entropy generation of this system, has been analyzed. The influence of Hartmann number (Ha) and transpiration Reynolds number (mass transfer parameter, Re) on the fluid velocity profiles in the channel are studied in detail first. After finding the fluid velocity profiles, graphical results are presented to investigate effects of the Reynolds number, Hartmann number, x-velocity of the moving plate, suspension height and dimensionless horizontal coordinate on the entropy generation.