A note on the pulsatile flow of hydromagnetic Eyring–Powell nanofluid through a vertical porous channel
Department of Mathematics, School of Advanced Sciences,VIT-AP University, Inavolu, 522 237, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Accepted: 31 January 2021
Published online: 12 April 2021
In this study, the pulsating flow of hydromagnetic nanofluid in a vertical porous channel has been investigated. Blood is considered as a base fluid that is non-Newtonian, and alumina , copper (Cu), silver (Ag) and gold (Au) are considered as nanoparticles. The effects of Joule’s heating and velocity slip at the walls are taken into consideration. Numerical results are obtained by solving the transformed differential equations using the Runge–Kutta fourth-order in addition to the shooting method. Influences of several flow controlling parameters including Grashof number, cross-flow Reynolds number, Hartmann number and frequency parameter on velocity and temperature profiles are examined graphically. The results elucidates that the velocity-slip plays an important role in increasing the heat transfer and velocity of the nanofluid. Further, the heat transfer rate by means of Nusselt number against different parameters is studied and the numerical results obtained are presented. It shows that heat transfer rate at the injection wall increased with increasing Grashof number, frequency parameter and radiation parameter.
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