International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.45, No.28, 14552-14564, 2020
Salient features of Dufour and Soret effect in radiative MHD flow of viscous fluid by a rotating cone with entropy generation
Background: Here physical characteristics of convective magnetohydrodynamic flow of viscous liquid subject to a rotating cone are discussed. Dissipation, Joule heating, thermal flux and heat generation/absorption are scrutinized in energy expression. Physical aspects of diffusion-thermo and thermo diffusion effect are deliberated. Thermo-diffusion is the mechanisms of transportation in which particles are transferred in a multi-factor mixture determined by temperature gradient. Furthermore irreversibility analysis is considered. Method: Nonlinear partial differential system are reduced to ordinary one with the help of similarity variables. Here we implemented ND solve technique to get numerical results for given nonlinear system. Results: Characteristics of influential variables for entropy optimization, velocity, concentration, Bejan number and temperature are scrutinized. Numerical outcomes of gradient of velocity and Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are examined through tabulated form. Velocity components are declined against higher velocity slip parameters. For larger estimation of heat generation and radiation parameters the temperature is upsurges. Entropy generation and Bejan number are boost up via rising values of diffusion and radiation parameters. For larger estimation of Brinkman number both Bejan number and entropy rate have opposite effect. Comparative studies of the current and previous results are discussed in tabularized form and have a good agreement. (C) 2020 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.