Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics

    • Successive linearisation approach to analyse thermally radiative stagnation point micropolar nanofluid flow with regression model


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      The present paper is devoted to the investigation of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) mixed convection stagnation point flow of a micropolar nanofluid with thermal radiation, microrotation, viscous and Joule dissipations, Brownian and thermophoretic diffusions, etc. The present analysis is done because it contains large potential to deal with many industrial processes such as electrical power generation, nuclear energy plant, melt spinning technique for cooling liquids, astrophysical flows, space vehicles, geothermal extractions, solar system, etc. The numerical solutions of the governing equations are obtained by successive linearisation method (SLM). The influence of various developing parameters, such as thermal radiation parameter, mixed convection parameter, thermophoretic parameter, etc., on the flow field is examined through graphs by accumulating sufficient data using SLM. A comparative study is performed between our results and previously obtained results in the limiting sense. Apart from this, the quadratic multiple regression analysis is performed for skin friction coefficient. It indicates that when the free stream is moving with less velocity than stretching velocity then a small variation in microrotation leads to large perturbation in skin friction in comparison to mixed convection parameter but in the opposite case, the buoyancy force becomes more dominant.

    • Features of Jeffrey fluid flow with Hall current: A spectral simulation


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      The Hall current in MHD flow stimulates substantial interest of researchers because of its wide rolein many geophysical, astrophysical and fluid engineering situations (construction of turbines, Hall accelerator and centrifugal machines). Motivated by such wide applications, the present work reports the influence of Hall current and thermal radiation on the three-dimensional Jeffrey fluid flow over a stretching surface. In order to achieve similar solution of the governing equations, transformation technique is adopted. The mathematical model is numerically solved by using a spectral technique, namely successive linearisation method (SLM). To explore the feature of various factors, e.g. Hall current and thermal radiation, the variation of flow dominant parameters on the obtained profiles are carefully elucidated with graphs. It can be sensed from the obtained graphs that primary and secondary velocity increase, but, temperature reduces with the enhancement in Hall current. Radiation parameter has the tendency to increase the temperature of the fluid.

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