Mixed convection flow of magnetic viscoelastic polymer from a nonisothermal wedge with Biot number effects. (English) Zbl 1381.76401

Summary: Magnetic polymers are finding increasing applications in diverse fields of chemical and mechanical engineering. In this paper, we investigate the nonlinear steady boundary layer flow and heat transfer of such fluids from a nonisothermal wedge. The incompressible Eyring-Powell non-Newtonian fluid model is employed and a magnetohydrodynamic body force is included in the simulation. The transformed conservation equations are solved numerically subject to physically appropriate boundary conditions using a second-order accurate implicit finite difference Keller Box technique. The numerical code is validated with previous studies. The influence of a number of emerging nondimensional parameters, namely, the Eyring-Powell rheological fluid parameter (\(\varepsilon\)), local non-Newtonian parameter based on length scale (\(\delta\)), Prandtl number (Pr), Biot number (\(\gamma\)), pressure gradient parameter (\(m\)), magnetic parameter (\(M\)), mixed convection parameter (\(\lambda\)), and dimensionless tangential coordinate (\(\xi\)), on velocity and temperature evolution in the boundary layer regime is examined in detail. Furthermore, the effects of these parameters on surface heat transfer rate and local skin friction are also investigated.


76W05 Magnetohydrodynamics and electrohydrodynamics
76T20 Suspensions
76R10 Free convection
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