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Cattaneo-Christov Heat Flux Model for MHD Three-Dimensional Flow of Maxwell Fluid over a Stretching Sheet.

Rubab K, Mustafa M - PLoS ONE (2016)

Bottom Line: The governing partial differential equations even after employing the boundary layer approximations are non linear.It is noticed that velocity decreases and temperature rises when stronger magnetic field strength is accounted.Penetration depth of temperature is a decreasing function of thermal relaxation time.

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Affiliation: School of Natural Sciences (SNS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad 44000, Pakistan.

ABSTRACT
This letter investigates the MHD three-dimensional flow of upper-convected Maxwell (UCM) fluid over a bi-directional stretching surface by considering the Cattaneo-Christov heat flux model. This model has tendency to capture the characteristics of thermal relaxation time. The governing partial differential equations even after employing the boundary layer approximations are non linear. Accurate analytic solutions for velocity and temperature distributions are computed through well-known homotopy analysis method (HAM). It is noticed that velocity decreases and temperature rises when stronger magnetic field strength is accounted. Penetration depth of temperature is a decreasing function of thermal relaxation time. The analysis for classical Fourier heat conduction law can be obtained as a special case of the present work. To our knowledge, the Cattaneo-Christov heat flux model law for three-dimensional viscoelastic flow problem is just introduced here.

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Effect of Pr and γ on θ(η).
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Mentions: In Fig 10, the temperature profiles are presented for different Prandtl numbers. Here γ = 0 indicates the corresponding results for the classical Fourier law. Prandtl number has inverse relationship with thermal diffusivity. Therefore an increase in Pr reduces conduction and hence causes a reduction in the penetration depth of temperature. The results are qualitatively similar in both Fourier and Cattaneo-Christov heat flux models.


Cattaneo-Christov Heat Flux Model for MHD Three-Dimensional Flow of Maxwell Fluid over a Stretching Sheet.

Rubab K, Mustafa M - PLoS ONE (2016)

Effect of Pr and γ on θ(η).
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pone.0153481.g010: Effect of Pr and γ on θ(η).
Mentions: In Fig 10, the temperature profiles are presented for different Prandtl numbers. Here γ = 0 indicates the corresponding results for the classical Fourier law. Prandtl number has inverse relationship with thermal diffusivity. Therefore an increase in Pr reduces conduction and hence causes a reduction in the penetration depth of temperature. The results are qualitatively similar in both Fourier and Cattaneo-Christov heat flux models.

Bottom Line: The governing partial differential equations even after employing the boundary layer approximations are non linear.It is noticed that velocity decreases and temperature rises when stronger magnetic field strength is accounted.Penetration depth of temperature is a decreasing function of thermal relaxation time.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Natural Sciences (SNS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad 44000, Pakistan.

ABSTRACT
This letter investigates the MHD three-dimensional flow of upper-convected Maxwell (UCM) fluid over a bi-directional stretching surface by considering the Cattaneo-Christov heat flux model. This model has tendency to capture the characteristics of thermal relaxation time. The governing partial differential equations even after employing the boundary layer approximations are non linear. Accurate analytic solutions for velocity and temperature distributions are computed through well-known homotopy analysis method (HAM). It is noticed that velocity decreases and temperature rises when stronger magnetic field strength is accounted. Penetration depth of temperature is a decreasing function of thermal relaxation time. The analysis for classical Fourier heat conduction law can be obtained as a special case of the present work. To our knowledge, the Cattaneo-Christov heat flux model law for three-dimensional viscoelastic flow problem is just introduced here.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus