Effects of chemical reaction and partial slip on the three-dimensional flow of a nanofluid impinging on an exponentially stretching surface

  • B. Mahanthesh
  • F. Mabood
  • B. J. Gireesha
  • R. S. R. Gorla
Regular Article

Abstract.

The three-dimensional mixed convection boundary layer flow of a nanofluid induced by an exponentially stretching sheet is numerically investigated in the presence of thermal radiation, heat source/sink and first-order chemical reaction effects. The adopted nanofluid model incorporates the effects of Brownian motion and thermophoresis into the mathematical model. The first-order velocity slip boundary conditions are also taken into account. The governing boundary layer equations are transformed into a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations by employing suitable similarity variables. The resultant equations are solved numerically using the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method. Obtained solutions are compared with previous results in a limiting sense from the literature, demonstrating an excellent agreement. To show the typical trend of the solutions, a parametric study is conducted. The axial velocity, transverse velocity, temperature and nanoparticle volume fraction profiles as well as the skin-friction coefficient, Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are demonstrated graphically as a representative set of numerical results and discussed comprehensively.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Mahanthesh
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Mabood
    • 3
  • B. J. Gireesha
    • 2
  • R. S. R. Gorla
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsChrist UniversityKarnatakaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Studies and Research in MathematicsKuvempu UniversityKarnatakaIndia
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of PeshawarPeshawarPakistan
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical and Civil engineeringPurdue UniversityWestvilleUSA

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