## THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

### NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF SAKIADIS FLOW PROBLEM CONSIDERING MAXWELL NANOFLUID

**ABSTRACT**

This article investigates the flow of Maxwell nanofluid over a moving plate in a calm fluid. Novel aspects of Brownian motion and thermophoresis are taken into consideration. Revised model for passive control of nanoparticle volume fraction at the plate is used in this study. The formulated differential system is solved numerically by employing shooting approach together with fourth-fifth-order-Runge-Kutta integration procedure and Newton’s method. The solutions are greatly influenced with the variation of embedded parameters which include the local Deborah number, the Brownian motion parameter, the thermophoresis parameter, the Prandtl number, and the Schmidt number. We found that the variation in velocity distribution with an increase in local Deborah number is non-monotonic. Moreover, the reduced Nusselt number has a linear and direct relationship with the local Deborah number.

**KEYWORDS**

PAPER SUBMITTED: 2015-03-06

PAPER REVISED: 2015-10-29

PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-01-08

PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2016-01-30

**THERMAL SCIENCE** YEAR

**2017**, VOLUME

**21**, ISSUE

**6**, PAGES [2747 - 2756]

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