Homotopy analysis of mixed convection flow of a magnetized viscoelastic nanofluid from a stretching surface in non-Darcy porous media with revised Fourier and Fickian approaches

Beg, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5925-6711, Nasir, M, Waqas, M and Zamri, N 2023, 'Homotopy analysis of mixed convection flow of a magnetized viscoelastic nanofluid from a stretching surface in non-Darcy porous media with revised Fourier and Fickian approaches' , Waves in Random and Complex Media . (In Press)

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This article addresses theoretically the mixed convection hydromagnetic flow of electrically conducting viscoelastic nanofluid from a vertical permeable stretching sheet in a non-Darcy porous medium with Cattaneo–Christov double diffusion model to evaluate the heat transfer phenomena in steady boundary layer flow on a stretchable surface. In this regard thermal and solutal hyperbolic wave relaxation effects are included for non-Fourier and non-Fickian models. Heat absorption is also included in the analysis. The Buongiorno two-component nanoscale model is adopted for simulating Brownian motion and thermophoretic body force effects. A non-Darcy drag force model is employed for the porous medium and the Reiner-Rivlin second grade model for non-Newtonian characteristics. Via appropriate dimensionless similarity variables, the non–linear dimensional partial differential conservation equations for momentum, energy and concentration with associated boundary conditions are rendered into a non– linear dimensionless ordinary differential boundary value problem. The homotopy analysis method (HAM) is utilized to solve the boundary value problem and the impact of emerging parameters including thermal relaxation parameters, non-Newtonian material parameter, Darcy permeability parameter, porous inertial parameter and Hartmann magnetic number on the momentum, heat and mass transfer characteristics are visualized graphically and in Tables. A 30th order approximation for HAM is shown to produce sufficient accuracy for the velocity and temperature fields and a 40th order estimates is adequate for the concentration field. It is observed that increasing the magnitude of (thermal and solutal relaxation parameters have the opposite effect on the thermal and concentration distributions. The novelty of the work is the simultaneous inclusion of multiple effects (non-Fourier and non-Fickian thermal relaxation hyperbolic wave models, non-Darcy drag effects and heat generation/absorption) which are relevant to rheological nanomaterials processing and also the deployment of homotopy analysis as an alternative to conventional numerical methods such as finite differences, finite elements and MATLAB solvers. The study is relevant to the manufacture of electro-conductive polymers (ECPs) and smart (functional) magnetic nano-liquids.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Waves in Random and Complex Media
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1745-5030
Depositing User: OA Beg
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2023 14:36
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2023 14:45
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/66416

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