M R ACHARYA
Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 95 All articles Published: 30 March 2021 Article ID 0052 Research Article
The present work investigates the transfer of heat, mass and fluid flow at the boundary layer of a nanofluid past a wedge in the presence of a variable magnetic field, temperature-dependent heat source and chemical reaction. The study is entirely theoretical and the proposed model describes the influence of Brownian motion and thermophoresis in the case of nanofluids. This study also includes the impact of thermal radiation. The partial differential equations relating to the flow are nonlinear and hence are numerically solved after transforming them into ordinary differential equations with similar variables. The outcome of the present study is given in tabular form and depicted graphically. It is found that the nanofluid flow along the wedge is accelerated by enhancing the Falkner–Skan parameter. The study further reveals that the magnetic field has an improved effect on the velocity. The Brownian motion parameter raises the profile of temperature but decreases the profile of volume fractions. Thermal radiation decreases the energy transport rate to the fluid and hence reduces the degree of heat present in the fluid. It is also observed that heat sink blankets the surface with a layer of cold fluid.
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