Heat transfer analysis in an annular cone subjected to power law variations

N. J. Salman Ahmed, Abdullah A.A.A. Al-Rashed, T. M.Yunus Khan*, Sarfaraz Kamangar, Abdulgaphur Athani, Irfan Anjum Badruddin

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Present study deals with the analysis of heat transfer and fluid flow behavior in an annular cone fixed with saturated porous medium. The inner surface of the cone is assumed to have power law variable wall temperature. The governing partial differential equations are solved using well known Finite Element Method (FEM). The coupled nonlinear differential equations are converted into the algebraic equations by using Galerkin method. A 3 noded triangular element is used to divide the porous domain into smaller segments. The effects of various geometrical parameters on the cone angle are presented. It is found that the effect of cone angle on the heat transfer characteristics and fluid flow behavior is considerably significant. The fluid moment is found to shift towards the upper side of cone with increase in the power law coefficient. The fluid velocity decreases with increase in the power law coefficient.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012212
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications, IConAMMA 2016 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Jul 14 2016Jul 16 2016


  • FEM
  • Porous duct
  • Radiation
  • Variable wall temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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