Boundary layer flow of nanofluid over an exponentially stretching surface

Sohail Nadeem, Changhoon Lee

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Abstract

The steady boundary layer flow of nanofluid over an exponential stretching surface is investigated analytically. The transport equations include the effects of Brownian motion parameter and thermophoresis parameter. The highly nonlinear coupled partial differential equations are simplified with the help of suitable similarity transformations. The reduced equations are then solved analytically with the help of homotopy analysis method (HAM). The convergence of HAM solutions are obtained by plotting h-curve. The expressions for velocity, temperature and nanoparticle volume fraction are computed for some values of the parameters namely, suction injection parameter α Lewis number Le, the Brownian motion parameter Nb and thermophoresis parameter Nt.

Original languageEnglish
Article number94
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by WCU (World Class University) program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology R31-2008-000-10049-0.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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