Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 39, Issue 9, pp 1295–1310 | Cite as

Chemically reactive and radiative von Kármán swirling flow due to a rotating disk

  • M. Khan
  • J. AhmedEmail author
  • L. Ahmad


A new mathematical model is presented to study the heat and mass transfer characteristics of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Maxwell fluid flow over a convectively heated stretchable rotating disk. To regulate the fluid temperature at the surface, a simple isothermal model of homogeneous-heterogeneous reactions is employed. The impact of nonlinear thermal radiative heat flux on thermal transport features is studied. The transformed nonlinear system of ordinary differential equations is solved numerically with an efficient method, namely, the Runge-Kutta-Felberg fourth-order and fifth-order (RKF45) integration scheme using the MAPLE software. Achieved results are validated with previous studies in an excellent way. Major outcomes reveal that the magnetic flux reduces the velocity components in the radial, angular, and axial directions, and enhances the fluid temperature. Also, the presence of radiative heat flux is to raise the temperature of fluid. Further, the strength of homogeneous–heterogeneous reactions is useful to diminish the concentration of reaction.

Key words

rotating stretchable disk magnetic field nonlinear radiative heat flux homogeneous-heterogeneous chemical reaction 

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2010 Mathematics Subject Classification



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsQuaid-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Basic SciencesUniversity of Engineering and TechnologyTaxilaPakistan
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsShaheed Benazir Bhutto UniversitySheringal Upper DirPakistan

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