The purpose of present communication is to analyze Darcy–Forchheimer flow of viscous nanofluid by curved stretchable surface. Flow in porous medium is characterized by Darcy–Forchheimer relation. Brownian diffusion and thermophoresis are considered. Convective heat and mass boundary conditions are also used at the curved stretchable surface.
The resulting nonlinear system is solved through shooting technique.
Skin friction coefficient is enhanced for larger porosity parameter and inertia coefficient while reverse trend is noticed for curvature parameter. Local Nusselt number is enhanced for higher Prandtl number and thermal Biot number, whereas the opposite trend is seen via curvature parameter, porosity parameter, inertia coefficient, thermophoresis parameter and Brownian motion parameter. Local Sherwood number is enhanced for Schmidt number, Brownian motion parameter and concentration Biot number, while reverse trend is noticed for curvature parameter, porosity parameter, inertia coefficient and thermophoresis parameter.
To the best of author’s knowledge, no such consideration has been given in the literature yet.
Saif, R., Hayat, T., Ellahi, R., Muhammad, T. and Alsaedi, A. (2019), "Darcy–Forchheimer flow of nanofluid due to a curved stretching surface", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 2-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-08-2017-0301Download as .RIS
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