Title

Numerical Solutions for Magnetohydrodynamic Flow of Nanofluid over a Bidirectional Non-Linear Stretching Surface with Prescribed Surface Heat Flux Boundary

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2016

Publication Title

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

Abstract

Numerical solutions of three-dimensional flow over a non-linear stretching surface are developed in this article. An electrically conducting flow of viscous nanoliquid is considered. Heat transfer phenomenon is accounted under thermal radiation, Joule heating and viscous dissipation effects. We considered the variable heat flux condition at the surface of sheet. The governing mathematical equations are reduced to nonlinear ordinary differential systems through suitable dimensionless variables. A well-known shooting technique is implemented to obtain the results of dimensionless velocities and temperature. The obtained results are plotted for multiple values of pertinent parameters to discuss the salient features of these parameters on fluid velocity and temperature. The expressions of skin-friction coefficient and Nusselt number are computed and analyzed comprehensively through numerical values. A comparison of present results with the previous results in absence of nanoparticle volume fraction, mixed convection and magnetic field is computed and an excellent agreement noticed. We also computed the results for both linear and non-linear stretching sheet cases.

DOI

10.1016/j.jmmm.2016.05.051

Volume

417