Applied Nanoscience

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 1361–1378 | Cite as

Three-dimensional rotating flow of MHD single wall carbon nanotubes over a stretching sheet in presence of thermal radiation

  • Saleem Nasir
  • Saeed Islam
  • Taza Gul
  • Zahir Shah
  • Muhammad Altaf Khan
  • Waris Khan
  • Aurang Zeb Khan
  • Saima Khan
Original Article


In this article the modeling and computations are exposed to introduce the new idea of MHD three-dimensional rotating flow of nanofluid through a stretching sheet. Single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are utilized as a nano-sized materials while water is used as a base liquid. Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) parade sole assets due to their rare structure. Such structure has significant optical and electronics features, wonderful strength and elasticity, and high thermal and chemical permanence. The heat exchange phenomena are deliberated subject to thermal radiation and moreover the impact of nanoparticles Brownian motion and thermophoresis are involved in the present investigation. For the nanofluid transport mechanism, we implemented the Xue model (Xue, Phys B Condens Matter 368:302–307, 2005). The governing nonlinear formulation based upon the law of conservation of mass, quantity of motion, thermal field and nanoparticles concentrations is first modeled and then solved by homotopy analysis method (HAM). Moreover, the graphical result has been exposed to investigate that in what manner the velocities, heat and nanomaterial concentration distributions effected through influential parameters. The mathematical facts of skin friction, Nusselt number and Sherwood number are presented through numerical data for SWCNTs.


SWCNTs Stretching plate Thermal radiation Rotating system Nanofluid MHD HAM 


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The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saleem Nasir
    • 1
  • Saeed Islam
    • 1
  • Taza Gul
    • 2
  • Zahir Shah
    • 1
  • Muhammad Altaf Khan
    • 2
  • Waris Khan
    • 3
  • Aurang Zeb Khan
    • 4
  • Saima Khan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsAbdul Wali Khan UniversityMardanPakistan
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsCity University of Science and Information TechnologyPeshawarPakistan
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsIslamia College UniversityPeshawarPakistan
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsAbdul Wali Khan UniversityMardanPakistan

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