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Impact of Chemical Reaction on MHD 3D Flow of a Nanofluid Containing Gyrotactic Microorganism in the Presence of Uniform Heat Source/Sink

B.J. Gireesha / K. Ganesh Kumar
  • Department of Mathematics, SJM Institution of Technology, Chitradurga-577502, India
  • Department of Studies and Research in Mathematics, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta 577 451, Shimoga, INDIA
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Published Online: 2018-10-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2018-0013


The purpose of current study is to deliberate the effect of chemical reaction on 3D flow and heat transfer of an MHD nanofluid in the vicinity of plate containing gyrotactic microorganism over a elastic surface. Influence of uniform heat source/sink on temparature transfer has been considerd. The governing standard nonlinear system of equalities is resolved numerically via Runge-Kutta  method of  45th order based shooting scheme. Role of substantial parameters on flow fields as well as on the, heat, mass and microorganism transportation rates are determined and discussed through ploted graphs.

Keywords: chemical reaction; bio-nanofluid; uniform heat source sink; magnetic field; gyrotactic microorganism


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About the article

Received: 2018-01-19

Accepted: 2018-09-16

Revised: 2018-05-18

Published Online: 2018-10-19

Citation Information: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 20180013, ISSN (Online) 1542-6580, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2018-0013.

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