Gyrotactic micro-organism flow of Maxwell nanofluid between two parallel plates

Yun Jie Xu, Muhammad Bilal, Qasem Al-Mdallal, Muhammad Altaf Khan, Taseer Muhammad

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The present study explores incompressible, steady power law nanoliquid comprising gyrotactic microorganisms flow across parallel plates with energy transfer. In which only one plate is moving concerning another at a time. Nonlinear partial differential equations have been used to model the problem. Using Liao's transformation, the framework of PDEs is simplified to a system of Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). The problem is numerically solved using the parametric continuation method (PCM). The obtained results are compared to the boundary value solver (bvp4c) method for validity reasons. It has been observed that both the results are in best settlement with each other. The temperature, velocity, concentration and microorganism profile trend versus several physical constraints are presented graphically and briefly discussed. The velocity profile shows positive response versus the rising values of buoyancy convection parameters. While the velocity reduces with the increasing effect of magnetic field, because magnetic impact generates Lorentz force, which reduces the fluid velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15142
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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