Flow and heat transfer analysis of Jeffery nano fluid impinging obliquely over a stretched plate
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This study investigates the problem of oblique stagnation point flow using Jeffery nanofluid as a rheological fluid model. Effects of thermophoresis and Brownian motion are taken into account. The governing nonlinear partial differential equations for the flow field are obtained and then converted to ordinary differential equations via suitable transformations. Consequential highly non-linear system of differential equations is solved numerically through mid-point integration as a basic scheme along with Richardson's extrapolation as an enhancement scheme and analytical results are also obtained using optimal homotopy analysis Method (OHAM). Non-dimensional velocities, temperature and concentration profiles are expressed through graphs. Numerical values of local skin friction coefficients, local heat and mass flux are tabulated numerically as well as analytically for various physical parameters emerging in our flow problem. The obtained results revealed that both normal and tangential skin friction coefficients decrease with an increase in Jeffery fluid parameter. It is also observed that an enhancement in Thermophoresis and Brownian motion parameters leads to a reduction in heat flux at the wall. Comparison of numerical data is made with previous existing literature to confirm accuracy of present study for the case of Newtonian fluid.
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