Comparative Study of Mixed Convective MHD Cu-Water Nanofluid Flow over a Cone and Wedge using Modified Buongiorno’s Model in Presence of Thermal Radiation and Chemical Reaction via Cattaneo-Christov Double Diffusion Model

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1 Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India

2 Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand 263145, India


The steady Cu-water nanofluid flow in presence of magnetic field is investigated numerically under the effects of mixed convection, thermal radiation and chemical reaction. For investigating the nanofluid flow, the flow over two different geometries, cone and wedge have been considered. The Tiwari and Das nanofluid model is implemented together with Buongiorno nanofluid model. Thermal and concentration diffusion are studied using the Cattaneo-Christov double diffusion model. At the boundary of the surface, no slip and zero mass flux condition are implemented to control the nanoparticle volume fraction at surface. Constitutive laws of flow are obtained in form of ordinary differential equations by the use of similarity transformation. The modeled flow problem is solved numerically by the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method and shooting scheme. Variation in flow properties due to parameters involved is presented graphically and through tabular values. The effect of thermal radiation and thermal relaxation parameter is to increase heat transfer. The temperature of nanofluid and drag force at surface increases due to enhanced magnetic field. The nanoparticles are found to be concentrated near the surface of cone and wedge but concentration decreases with chemical reaction parameter and Schmidt number as fluid moves towards far field.


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