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Heat and mass transfer in 3D MHD Williamson-Casson fluids flow over a stretching surface with non-uniform heat source/sink

ABSTRACT
A Mathematical model has been proposed for investigating the flow, heat and mass transfer in Williamson and Casson fluid flow over a stretching surface. For controlling the temperature and concentration fields we considered the space and temperature dependent heat source/sink and homogeneous-heterogeneous reactions respectively. Numerical results are carried out for this study by using Runge-Kutta based shooting technique. The effects of governing parameters on the flow, heat and mass transfer are illustrated graphically. Also computed the skin-friction coefficients for axial and transverse directions along with the local Nusselt number. In most of the studies, homogeneous-heterogeneous profiles were reduced into a single concentration equation by assuming equal diffusion coefficients. For the physical relevance, without any assumptions we studied the individual behavior of the homogeneous-heterogeneous profiles. It is found that the rate of heat and mass transfer in Casson fluid is significantly large while equated with the heat and mass transfer rate of Williamson fluid.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2016-04-26
PAPER REVISED: 2017-04-03
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-04-05
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2017-05-06
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI160426107R
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