Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 1347–1363 | Cite as

The flow of magnetohydrodynamic Maxwell nanofluid over a cylinder with Cattaneo–Christov heat flux model

  • C. S. K. Raju
  • P. Sanjeevi
  • M. C. Raju
  • S. M. Ibrahim
  • G. Lorenzini
  • E. Lorenzini
Original Article


A theoretical analysis is performed for studying the flow and heat and mass transfer characteristics of Maxwell fluid over a cylinder with Cattaneo–Christov and non-uniform heat source/sink. The Brownian motion and thermophoresis parameters also considered into account. Numerical solutions are carried out by using Runge–Kutta-based shooting technique. The effects of various governing parameters on the flow and temperature profiles are demonstrated graphically. We also computed the friction factor coefficient, local Nusselt and Sherwood numbers for the permeable and impermeable flow over a cylinder cases. It is found that the rising values of Biot number, non-uniform heat source/sink and thermophoresis parameters reduce the rate of heat transfer. It is also found that the friction factor coefficient is high in impermeable flow over a cylinder case when compared with the permeable flow over a cylinder case.


Cattaneo–Christov heat flux model MHD Brownian motion Cylinder Thermophoresis Non-uniform heat source/sink 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. S. K. Raju
    • 1
  • P. Sanjeevi
    • 2
  • M. C. Raju
    • 3
  • S. M. Ibrahim
    • 4
  • G. Lorenzini
    • 5
  • E. Lorenzini
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsGarden City UniversityBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and EngineeringVIT UniversityVelloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsAnnamacharya Institute of Science and TechnologyRajampetIndia
  4. 4.Dept. of MathematicsGITAM UniversityVisakhapatnamIndia
  5. 5.Department of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  6. 6.Department of Industrial EngineeringAlma Mater Studiorum-University of BolognaBolognaItaly

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