May 29, 2024
Marzie Babaie Rabiee

Marzie Babaie Rabiee

Academic Rank: Assistant professor
Degree: Ph.D in mechanical engineering
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Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


Title Numerical investigation of the mixed convection of a magnetic nanofluid in an annulus between two vertical concentric cylinders under the influence of a non-uniform external magnetic field
Type Article
Researchers Mohamad Hamed Hekmat (First researcher) , Marzie Babaie Rabiee (Second researcher) ,


In the present study, the hydrothermal behavior of a magnetic nanofluid (4 vol% magnetite–water) in the annular space between two vertical circular cylinders under the influence of a linear magnetic field with negative gradient is numerically investigated. In particular, the effects of the Grashof number (1000???Gr???50,000), Reynolds number (20???Re???200), and the annulus radius ratio (1.5???Do/Di???3.5) on the hydrothermal characteristics of the magnetic nanofluid are presented in detail. The flow is assumed to be steady, incompressible, and viscous. The two-phase mixture model is used to simulate the flow and heat transfer of the magnetic nanofluid. The three-dimensional governing equations are discretized using the finite volume scheme, while the SIMPLE algorithm is employed to couple the velocity and pressure. Moreover, the second-order upwind scheme is used to discretize the convective terms of the momentum and energy equations. The results show that the skin friction coefficient on the inner and outer walls of the annuli increases and decreases, respectively, by enhancing the Grashof number as well as the ratio of the radius. It is found that the Nusselt number increases by increasing the Grashof number. In the presence of an external magnetic field with the negative gradient, the skin friction coefficient on the inner and outer walls of the annulus is enhanced by decreasing the Reynolds number.