Application of Caputo-Fabrizio derivatives to MHD free convection flow of generalized Walters’-B fluid model
Department of Mathematics, City University of Science and Information Technology, 25000, Peshawar, Pakistan
2 Basic Engineering Sciences Department, College of Engineering Majmaah University, 11952, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Accepted: 28 September 2016
Published online: 26 October 2016
The present article applies the idea of Caputo-Fabrizio time fractional derivatives to magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) free convection flow of generalized Walters’-B fluid over a static vertical plate. Free convection is caused due to combined gradients of temperature and concentration. Hence, heat and mass transfers are considered together. The fractional model of Walters’-B fluid is used in the mathematical formulation of the problem. The problem is solved via the Laplace transform method. Exact solutions for velocity, temperature and concentration are obtained. The physical quantities of interest are examined through plots for various values of fractional parameter: , Walters’-B parameter , magnetic parameter M , Prandtl number Pr, Schmidt number Sc, thermal Grashof number Gr and mass Grashof number Gm. As a special case, the published results from open literature are recovered.
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