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Magnetohydrodynamic convection behaviours of nanofluids in non-square enclosures: A comprehensive review
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  • S.O. Giwa,
  • M. Sharifpur,
  • Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi,
  • Josua Petrus Meyer
S.O. Giwa
University of Pretoria
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M. Sharifpur
University of Pretoria
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Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi
Shahrood University of Technology
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Josua Petrus Meyer
University of Pretoria
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Abstract

Nanofluid as a special thermal transporting medium has recently received unprecedented attention due to its improved heat transfer performance compared to conventional fluids. Numerous researches have been conducted on the natural convection characteristics of different nanofluids in various configurations of cavities due to the important applications of natural convection in environmental, petrochemical, medical, aviation and space technology, industrial and many more areas. The emergence of a magnetic field as a tool for the manipulation of convective flow and heat transfer behaviours of nanofluids in non-square enclosures has been extensively reviewed. The influence of several variables such as controlling parameters, heat distribution methods, thermal and concentration boundary conditions, magnetic field types, numerical methods, correlation types, nanofluid types, heaters types, numbers and length, and slip conditions, etc., on the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) natural convection flow and heat transfer behaviours of nanofluid in non-square cavities has been given great attention and brought to the spotlight for discussion. The concepts of bioconvection, micro-polar nanofluid, bio-nanofluid (green nanofluid), ionic nanofluid, and hybrid nanofluid have also been discussed for the first time in relation to natural convection. Special cases of MHD natural convection in non-square cavities involving hybrid nanofluids and micro-polar nanofluids are also presented herein. The application of several numerical methods (which is the major approach studied so far) to investigate the hydromagnetic behaviours of nanofluids in non-square cavities is the focus of this work.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

18 Feb 2020Submitted to Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences
22 Feb 2020Submission Checks Completed
22 Feb 2020Assigned to Editor
22 Feb 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
29 Feb 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 Mar 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
27 Mar 20201st Revision Received
28 Mar 2020Submission Checks Completed
28 Mar 2020Assigned to Editor
28 Mar 2020Editorial Decision: Accept