Axisymmetric flow of Casson fluid by a swirling cylinder

Muhammad Faisal Javed, Muhammad Imran Khan, Niaz Bahadur Khan, Riaz Muhammad, Muftooh Ur Rehman, Sajjad Wali Khan, Tufail A. Khan

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The present communication aims to investigate the influence of heat generation/absorption on axisymmetric Casson liquid flow over a stretched cylinder. Flow is caused due to torsional motion of cylinder. The governing physical problem is modelled and transferred into set of coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations. These equations are solved numerically using built-in-Shooting method. Influence of sundry variables on the swirling velocity, temperature, coefficient of skin friction and heat transfer rate are computed and analyzed in a physical manner. Magnitude of axial skin friction is enhances for larger Reynold number and magnetic parameter while local Nusselt number decays with the enhancement of Casson parameter, heat generation/absorption and magnetic parameter. Comparison with already existing results is also given in the limiting case.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1250-1255
JournalResults in Physics
Early online date22 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

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