On stratified variable thermal conductivity stretched flow of Walter-B material subject to non-Fourier flux theory

Original Article

Abstract

The objective here is to examine the characteristics of non-Fourier flux theory in flow induced by a nonlinear stretched surface. Constitutive expression for an incompressible Walter-B liquid is taken into account. Consideration of thermal stratification and variable thermal conductivity characterizes the heat transfer process. The concept of boundary layer is adopted for the formulation purpose. Modern methodology for the computational process is implemented. Surface drag force is computed and discussed. Salient features of significant variables on the physical quantities are reported graphically. It is explored that velocity is enhanced for a larger ratio of rate constants. The increasing values of thermal relaxation factor correspond to less temperature.

Keywords

Thermal stratification Walter-B material Non-Fourier flux theory Stagnation point flow Variable thermal conductivity 

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Hayat
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Zubair
    • 1
  • M. Waqas
    • 1
  • A. Alsaedi
    • 2
  • M. Ayub
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsQuaid-I-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics (NAAM) Research Group, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

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