Effect of Exponentially Variable Viscosity and Permeability on Blasius Flow of Carreau Nano Fluid over an Electromagnetic Plate through a Porous Medium

Document Type: Research Paper

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1 Department of Mathematics, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore - 641020, India

2 Department of Physics, Radhakrishna Institute of Technology and Engineering, Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha, India

3 Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X2, Saldanha 7395, South Africa

Abstract

The present investigation draws scholars' attention to the effect of exponential variable viscosity modeled by Vogel and variable permeability on stagnation point flow of Carreau Nanofluid over an electromagnetic plate through a porous medium. Brownian motion and thermophoretic diffusion mechanism are taken into consideration. An efficient fourth-order RK method along with shooting technique are implemented to obtain the required solution of the non-dimensional modeled equations. The contribution of the present study is that augmented electromagnetic field strength due to the suitable arrangement of the plate and that of porosity parameter yield an accelerated motion while that of viscosity parameter produces retarded motion of shear-thickening fluid, contrary to shear-thinning fluid. At the same time, it discusses the inclusion of porous matrix which controls the thermal as well as concentration boundary layers, while enhanced Brownian motion exhibits diametrically opposite trend for them in response to shear-thickening fluid.

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