A novel design of three-dimensional MHD flow of second-grade fluid past a porous plate

Muhammad Shoaib, Rizwan Akhtar, Muhammad Abdul Rehman Khan, Muhammad Afzal Rana, Abdul Majeed Siddiqui, Zhu Zhiyu, Muhammad Asif Zahoor Raja

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In this study, a novel theoretical model for three-dimensional (3D) laminar magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow of a non-Newtonian second-grade fluid along a plate of semi-infinite length is developed based on slightly sinusoidal transverse suction velocity. The suction velocity involves a steady distribution with a low superimposed perpendicularly varying dispersion. The strength of the uniform magnetic field is incorporated in the normal direction to the wall. The variable suction transforms the fluidic problem into a 3D flow problem because of variable suction velocity in the normal direction to the plane wall. The proposed mathematical modeling and its dynamical analysis are prescribed for the boundary layer flow keeping the magnetic effects without taking into consideration the induced magnetic field. An analytical perturbation technique is employed for the series solutions of the system of ordinary differential equations of velocity profile and pressure. Graphical illustrations are used to analyze the behavior of different proficient parameters of interest. The magnetic parameter is responsible for accelerating the main flow velocity, while controlling the cross flow velocities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2584397
JournalMathematical Problems in Engineering
StatePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics
  • General Engineering


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