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Computational Thermal Sciences: An International Journal
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ISSN Imprimer: 1940-2503
ISSN En ligne: 1940-2554

Computational Thermal Sciences: An International Journal

DOI: 10.1615/ComputThermalScien.2018024409
pages 269-283


A. K. Abdul Hakeem
Department of Mathematics, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore-641020, India
R. Kalaivanan
Department of Mathematics, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore-641020, India
B. Ganga
Department of Mathematics, Providence College for Women, Coonoor-643104, India
N. Vishnu Ganesh
Department of Mathematics, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai-600004, India


The uniform heat source/sink effect on second-grade nanofluid flow over a stretching sheet embedded in Darcian porous medium is studied with elastic deformation. The partial slip, heat flux, and mass flux boundary conditions are considered. The magnetic field is applied in various directions. The nanofluid model is considered with viscoelasticity, Brownian motion and theromophosis mechanisms. Mathematical equations governing the problem are solved numerically using the fourth-order Runge-Kutta method with shooting iteration technique. The flow and heat transfer phenomena are analyzed through plots for various sets of physical parameters. It is found that the presence of elastic deformation and the uniform heat source increase the thickness of the nanofluid thermal and concentration boundary layers.


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