The unsteady nonlinear convective flow of a nanofluid due to impulsive motion: Triple diffusion and magnetic effects

P. M. Patil, Sunil Benawadi, Mikhail A. Sheremet

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By a semi-similar approach, the paper aims to study the unsteady nonlinear convection due to impulsive motion with triple diffusion and magnetic effects. Since the mainstream has been set into impulsive motion, the fluid motion is unsteady. Simultaneously, the temperature of the surface is abruptly changed from its ambient fluid temperature. The influence of chemical reactions and convective boundary constraints are also considered in this investigation. The nonlinear coupled partial differential equations (PDEs) with appropriate boundary conditions that govern the given problem are transformed into dimensionless equations by using Mangler's transformations. For mathematical computations, the technique of Quasi-linearization and second order implicit finite difference method are utilized, and so obtained results are semi-similar solutions that are discussed with the aid of graphs. The results reveal that for the case of aiding buoyancy, the surface drag coefficient increases about 5% when the nonlinear convection parameter increases from 0 to 3 and about 61% when the magnetic parameter increases from 0 to 0.5. The heat transfer rate enhances about 65% for variation of the magnetic parameter from 0 to 0.3 for a positive Eckert number. The mass transfer rate is pronounced more for linear chemical reaction than the nonlinear chemical reaction for the constructive chemical reaction parameter. It is found at about 7% for Schmidt number 240. The current findings are compared to previously reported literature and are found to be in good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101456
JournalThermal Science and Engineering Progress
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical reaction
  • Convective boundary condition
  • Impulsive motion
  • Nanofluid
  • Non-linear convection
  • Time-dependent
  • Triple diffusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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