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Open Access MHD Stagnation Point Flow of Nanofluid Towards a Stretching Surface with Variable Thickness and Thermal Radiation

This article investigates the theoretical study of steady stagnation point flow with heat transfer of nanofluid towards a stretching surface. The effects of variable thickness, magnetic field and radiation are also taken into account and assumed that the sheet is non-flat. Using a similarity transformation, the basic partial differential equations are first reduced to ordinary differential equations which are then solved numerically using Runge-Kutta method for some values of the governing parameters. Graphically results are shown. It is found that temperature and nanoparticles fraction distribution increases with increase of wall thickness parameter. Comparison with previously published results is performed and excellent agreement is observed for the limited case of existing literature.

Keywords: NANOFLUID; NUMERICAL SOLUTION; STAGNATION POINT FLOW; THERMAL RADIATION; VARIABLE THICKNESS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2015

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