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##### Flow and Heat Transfer of a Nanofluid over a Shrinking Sheet

**Authors:**
N. Bachok,
N. L. Aleng,
N. M. Arifin,
A. Ishak,
N. Senu

**Abstract:**

The problem of laminar fluid flow which results from
the shrinking of a permeable surface in a nanofluid has been
investigated numerically. The model used for the nanofluid
incorporates the effects of Brownian motion and thermophoresis. A
similarity solution is presented which depends on the mass suction
parameter *S*, Prandtl number *Pr*, Lewis number *Le*, Brownian motion
number *Nb* and thermophoresis number *Nt*. It was found that the
reduced Nusselt number is decreasing function of each dimensionless
number.

**Keywords:**
Nanofluid,
boundary layer,
shrinking sheet,
thermophoresis,
similarity solution,
Brownian motion

**Digital Object Identifier (DOI):**
doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1337459

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