Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 91 Issue 5 November 2018 Article ID 0061 Research Article
The present study examines the stagnation point flow of a non-Newtonian fluid along with the Cattaneo–Christov heat flux model. The coupled system is simplified using suitable similar solutions and solved numerically by incorporating the shooting method with the Runge–Kutta of order five. The motivation is to analyse the heat transfer using an amended form of Fourier law of heat conduction known as the Cattaneo–Christov heat flux model. The influences of significant parameters are taken into the account. The computed results of velocity and temperature profiles are displayed by means of graphs. The notable findings are as follows. The viscous and thermal boundary layer exhibits opposite trends for Reynolds number, Deborah number and power-law index. The shear stress at the wall displays reverse patterns for shear thinning and shear thickening fluids. The Prandtl number contributes to increasing the Nusselt number while the Deborah number of heat flux plays the role of reducing it.
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