Chin. Phys. B, 2016, Vol. 25(7): 074701    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/7/074701
 ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, ACOUSTICS, HEAT TRANSFER, CLASSICAL MECHANICS, AND FLUID DYNAMICS Prev   Next

# Three-dimensional flow of Powell-Eyring nanofluid with heat and mass flux boundary conditions

1 Department of Mathematics, Quaid-I-Azam University, 45320, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan;
2 Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics (NAAM) Research Group, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia;
3 Department of Mathematics, Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Sahiwal 57000, Pakistan
Abstract  This article investigates the three-dimensional flow of Powell-Eyring nanofluid with thermophoresis and Brownian motion effects. The energy equation is considered in the presence of thermal radiation. The heat and mass flux conditions are taken into account. Mathematical formulation is carried out through the boundary layer approach. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into the nonlinear ordinary differential equations through suitable variables. The resulting nonlinear ordinary differential equations have been solved for the series solutions. Effects of emerging physical parameters on the temperature and nanoparticles concentration are plotted and discussed. Numerical values of local Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are computed and examined.
Keywords:  three-dimensional flow      Powell-Eyring fluid      nanoparticles      thermal radiation
Received:  07 December 2015      Revised:  17 February 2016      Accepted manuscript online:
 PACS: 47.15.Cb (Laminar boundary layers) 47.50.-d (Non-Newtonian fluid flows) 47.57.Qk (Rheological aspects) 78.67.Bf (Nanocrystals, nanoparticles, and nanoclusters)
Corresponding Authors:  Taseer Muhammad     E-mail:  taseer_qau@yahoo.com