Onset of Transition to Non-Newtonian MHD Chemically Reacting Couette Copper Nanofluid Flow in a Radiative Porous Medium

International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology (IJMTT)
© 2021 by IJMTT Journal
Volume-67 Issue-5
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Ngiangia Alalibo, Orukari Mercy., Amadi Okeychukwu., Nwabuzor Peter


MLA Style: Ngiangia Alalibo, Orukari Mercy., Amadi Okeychukwu., Nwabuzor Peter "Onset of Transition to Non-Newtonian MHD Chemically Reacting Couette Copper Nanofluid Flow in a Radiative Porous Medium" International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology 67.5 (2021):126-149. 

APA Style: Ngiangia Alalibo, Orukari Mercy., Amadi Okeychukwu., Nwabuzor Peter(2021). Onset of Transition to Non-Newtonian MHD Chemically Reacting Couette Copper Nanofluid Flow in a Radiative Porous Medium International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology, 126-149.

Thermo-physical data of copper nanoparticles in water based nanofluid in cylindrical Couette flow regime was investigated. The governing momentum, energy and specie concentration equations were transformed into dimensionless form and a regular perturbation and approximation with Frobenius method were used and solutions obtained to determine the effect of some chosen material parameters in the presence and absence of Brownian motion. Analyses of the results show that an early onset of transition from Newtonian fluid to non-Newtonian fluid was observed when the Reynolds number is still within Newtonian fluid domain. Effect of the material parameters considered on the skin friction, rate of heat and mass transfer coefficients were discussed as well as calculation of mass flux, mean temperature and mean specie concentration of the copper nanofluid.


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Keywords : Brownian motion, Couette flow, Copper nanoparticles, Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), Porous Medium