Unsteady Separated Stagnation Point Flow of Nanofluid past a Moving Flat Surface in the Presence of Buongiorno's Model

A. Renuka, M. Muthtamilselvan, Qassem M. Al-Mdallal, D. H. Doh, Bahaaeldin Abdalla

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This paper explores energy and mass transport behavior of unstable separated stagnation point flow of nanofluid over a moving flat surface along with Buongiorno's model. Characteristic of Brownian diffusion and thermophoresis are considered. Additionally, characteristics of chemical reaction is taken into account. A parametric investigation is performed to investigate the outcome of abundant parameters such as temperature, velocity and concentration. An appropriate equation is converting into a set of ODEs through employing appropriate transformation. The governing equations has been solved numerically by using the classical fourth-order Runge-Kutta integration technique combined with the conventional shooting procedure after adapting it into an initial value problem. Our findings depict that the temperature field θ(ξ) improves for augmenting values of theromophoresis parameter (Nt) with dual solutions of attached flow without inflection and flow with inflection. Also, the difference of Brownian motion parameter (Nb) with two different solutions of attached flow exists with energy profile. It can be found that an energy profile θ(ξ) elevates due to augmenting values of (Nb). It has been perceived that thermal boundary layer thickness elevates due to large amount of Brownian motion parameter (Nb).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1283-1290
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied and Computational Mechanics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Buongiorno's model
  • Nanofluid
  • Stagnation point

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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