Theoretical Mathematics & Applications

Chemical Reaction and Thermal Radiation Effects on Magnetohydrodynamic Nanofluid Flow Past an Exponentially Stretching Sheet

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    This study investigates chemical reaction and thermal radiation effects on hydromagnetic nanofluid flow over an exponentially stretching sheet. The governing partial differential equations were transformed to ordinary differential equations by using similarity transformation and the resulting equations were solved using asymptotic series method. Graphical results showing the influence of the governing parameters on the velocity, temperature and concentration are displayed. Our results indicated that an increase in stretching sheet, thermal Grashof parameters leads to the increase in the rate of fluid flow while it decreases when magnetic field factor is increased. Also, increasing the thermophoresis number brings about increase in temperature and concentration while the reverse is the case as Prandtl number, Schmidt factor and chemical reaction rate increases. Increase in radiation leads to increase in the temperature.

    Keywords: Thermophoresis, Stretching sheet, MHD (Magnetohydrodynamic), thermal Radiation, Chemical reaction, Nanofluid.