Numerical study of electrically conducting MHD fluids in a vertical channel with Jeffrey fluid flow and first order chemical reaction

Shreedevi Kalyan, Jumanne Mng’ang’a

Article ID: 3968
Vol 6, Issue 2, 2023

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Abstract


This research paper explores the influence of first order chemical reaction on sustainable properties of electrically conducting magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) fluids in a vertical channel with the unique characteristics of Jeffrey fluid flow. The mathematical model of MHD flow with Jeffrey fluid  and chemical reaction incorporates the impacts of viscous dissipation, Joule heating and a non-Newtonian fluid model with viscoelastic properties in the flow regions. The governing equations of the flow field were solved using finite difference method and impacts of flow parameters on the flow characteristics are discussed numerically using graphical representation. It’s revealed that increasing Jeffrey parameter results to decline in the velocity field profiles. Also, species concentration field profiles decline with higher values of destruction chemical reaction parameter. The findings of this study have significant implications in various engineering applications, including energy generation, aerospace engineering, and materials processing. Additionally, the inclusion of Jeffrey fluid flow introduces a viscoelastic component, enhancing the complexity of the fluid dynamics.


Keywords


magnetohydrodynamics; electrically conducting fluids; chemical reaction; Jeffrey fluid flow; finite difference

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