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Three- Dimensional Hydromagnetic Convective Flow of Chemically Reactive Williamson Fluid with Non-Uniform Heat Absorption and Generation

S. Geethan Kumar / S. V. K. Varma / R. V. M. S. S. Kiran Kumar / C.S.K. Raju / S. A. Shehzad / M.N. Bashir
Published Online: 2018-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2018-0118


The electrically conducting three-dimensional Williamson fluid flow produced by the movement of sheet via porous medium under non-uniform heat sink and source, thermal radiation and convective boundary condition is examined. The system of nonlinear expressions is transformed into nonlinear ordinary differential system of equations. These governing expressions are evaluated numerically with the help of boundary value problem default solver in MATLAB bvp4c package. Pertinent results are demonstrated graphically to execute the effects of various governing parameters on dimensionless fields. The aspects of constraints on skin-friction, mass and heat transport rates are characterized via numerical benchmarks. It is noticed that the transverse and axial velocities are depreciated by respective Williamson fluid parameters, while the opposite trend is noticed on concentration and temperature fields.

Keywords: three-dimensional flow; convective boundary condition; MHD; Williamson fluid; non-uniform heat source sink


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About the article

Received: 2018-05-15

Accepted: 2018-09-15

Revised: 2018-07-15

Published Online: 2018-09-25

Citation Information: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 20180118, ISSN (Online) 1542-6580, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2018-0118.

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