Magneto-squeezing flow and heat transfer analyses of third grade fluid between two disks embedded in a porous medium using Chebyshev spectral collocation method
Open Journal of Mathematical Sciences
The present study is based on the nonlinear analysis of unsteady magnetohydrodynamics squeezing flow and heat transfer of a third grade fluid between two parallel disks embedded in a porous medium under the influences of thermal radiation and temperature jump boundary conditions are studied using Chebyshev spectral collocation method. The results of the non-convectional numerical solutions verified with the results of numerical solutions using fifth-order Runge-Kutta Fehlberg-shooting method
... -shooting method and also the results of homotopy analysis method as presented in literature. The parametric studies from the series solutions show that for a suction parameter greater than zero, the radial velocity of the lower disc increases while that of the upper disc decreases as a result of a corresponding increase in the viscosity of the fluid from the lower squeezing disc to the upper disc. An increasing magnetic field parameter, the radial velocity of the lower disc decreases while that of the upper disc increases. As the third-grade fluid parameter increases, there is a reduction in the fluid viscosity thereby increasing resistance between the fluid molecules. There is a recorded decrease in the fluid temperature profile as the Prandtl number increases due to decrease in the thermal diffusivity of the third-grade fluid. The results in this work can be used to advance the analysis and study of the behaviour of third grade fluid flow and heat transfer processes such as found in coal slurries, polymer solutions, textiles, ceramics, catalytic reactors, oil recovery applications etc.