Numerical study of boundary layer flow and heat transfer of oldroyd-B nanofluid towards a stretching sheet

Sohail Nadeem, Rizwan Ul Haq, Noreen Sher Akbar, Changhoon Lee, Zafar Hayat Khan

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In the present article, we considered two-dimensional steady incompressible Oldroyd-B nanofluid flow past a stretching sheet. Using appropriate similarity variables, the partial differential equations are transformed to ordinary (similarity) equations, which are then solved numerically. The effects of various parameters, namely, Deborah numbers and β1, Prandtl parameter β2, Brownian motion Pr, thermophoresis parameter and Lewis number N, on flow and heat transfer are investigated. To see the validity of the present results, we have made the comparison of present results with the existing literature. Copyright:

Original languageEnglish
Article numberA17
JournalPloS one
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 27


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • General

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