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Nonlinear radiative flow of nanofluid in presence of gyrotactic microorganisms and magnetohydrodynamic

Tasawar Hayat (Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
Zeenat Bashir (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
Sumaira Qayyum (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
Ahmed Alsaedi (Department of Mathematics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Article publication date: 8 August 2019

Issue publication date: 11 September 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to explore the study of magnetohydrodynamic viscous fluid flow past on a stretching cylinder with nonlinear thermal radiation having gyrotactic microorganisms.

Design/methodology/approach

Appropriate transformations reduce the nonlinear partial differential equation to ordinary ones. Subsequent nonlinear equations are calculated to get convergent series solutions.

Findings

Fluid velocity declines for elevating values of magnetic field parameter. For larger values of curvature parameter near the cylinder temperature reduces.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, magnetohydrodynamic boundary layer flow of viscous fluid by nonlinear stretching cylinder with nonlinear thermal radiation having gyrotatic microorganisms is not studied yet. The purpose is to study this.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan for financial support of this work under the project number No. 20-3038/NRPU/R&D/HEC/13.

Citation

Hayat, T., Bashir, Z., Qayyum, S. and Alsaedi, A. (2019), "Nonlinear radiative flow of nanofluid in presence of gyrotactic microorganisms and magnetohydrodynamic", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 29 No. 9, pp. 3039-3055. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-12-2018-0790

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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