Magnetized dissipative soret effect on chemically reactive maxwell fluid over a stretching sheet with joule heating

Suresha Suraiah Palaiah, Hussain Basha, Gudala Janardhana Reddy, Mikhail A. Sheremet

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The present research paper deals with the study of heat and mass transfer characteristics of steady viscous incompressible two-dimensional Maxwell fluid flow past a stretching sheet under the influence of magnetic field and the Soret effect. A well-known non-Newtonian Maxwell fluid flow model is used to differentiate it from the Newtonian fluids. The present physical problem gives the set of highly nonlinear-coupled partial differential equations that are not amenable to any of the direct techniques. The resultant nonlinear system of partial differential equations is reduced to a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations by using suitable similarity transformations. Due to the inadequacy of analytical techniques, a bvp4c MATLAB function is used to solve the developed nonlinear system of equations. The simulated results are shown for various values of physical parameters in the flow regime. Additionally, the numerical values of skin-friction coefficient, heat, and mass transfer rates are calculated and tabularized. From the present investigation, it is observed that the normal and axial velocity profiles decreased for the enhancing values of the magnetic parameter. Increasing the Prandtl and Schmidt numbers reduces the temperature and concentration profiles in the flow region, respectively. Increasing the Maxwell fluid parameter decreases the velocity profile and magnifies the temperature field. Additionally, increasing the Soret number increases the concentration profile in the flow regime. Comparison of current similarity solutions with available results indicates the accuracy and guarantee of the present numerical results and the used method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number528
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2021


  • Joule heating
  • Magnetic number
  • Maxwell fluid
  • Schmidt number
  • Soret effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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