The steady flow of a Sisko fluid model in the presence of nanoparticles is studied. The governing partial differential equations are converted to a set of coupled non-linear ordinary differential equations by using suitable similarity transformations. Numerical solutions for the coupled non-linear ordinary differential equations are carried out by a variational finite element method. A suitable comparison has been made with previously published results in the literature as a limiting case of the considered problem. The comparison confirmed an excellent agreement. The results for the local Nusselt number are tabulated and discussed. Behavior of essential physical parameters are presented graphically and discussed for velocity, temperature and nanoparticle volume fraction.
Madhu, Macha; Gireesha, B. J.; and Kishan, Naikoti
MHD Boundary Layer Flow and Heat Transfer to Sisko Nanofluid Past a Nonlinearly Stretching Sheet with Radiation,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 14,
4, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol14/iss4/1