Exploring the Cattaneo-Christov heat flux phenomenon on a Maxwell-type nanofluid coexisting with homogeneous/heterogeneous reactions
Dept. of Mathematics, S.A. Jaipuria College, 700005, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Mathematics, Jadavpur University, 700032, Kolkata, W.B., India
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Accepted: 15 November 2017
Published online: 21 December 2017
This specific article unfolds the efficacy of Cattaneo-Christov heat flux on the heat and mass transport of Maxwell nanofluid flow over a stretched sheet with changeable thickness. Homogeneous/heterogeneous reactions in the fluid are additionally considered. The Cattaneo-Christov heat flux model is initiated in the energy equation. Appropriate similarity transformations are taken up to form a system of nonlinear ODEs. The impact of related parameters on the nanoparticle concentration and temperature is inspected through tables and diagrams. It is renowned that temperature distribution increases for lower values of the thermal relaxation parameter. The rate of mass transfer is enhanced for increasing in the heterogeneous reaction parameter but the reverse tendency is ensued for the homogeneous reaction parameter. On the other side, the rate of heat transfer is getting enhanced for the Cattaneo-Christov model compared to the classical Fourier’s model for some flow factors. Thus the implication of the current study is to delve its unique effort towards the generalized version of traditional Fourier’s law at nano level.
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