Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the effect of injection and suction on velocity profile, skin friction and pressure distribution of a Casson fluid flow between two parallel infinite rectangular plates approaching or receding from each other with suction or injection at the porous plates. Design/methodology/approach: The governing Navier–Stokes equations are reduced to the fourth-order non-linear ordinary differential equation through the similarity transformations. The approximated analytic solution based on the Homotopy perturbation method is given and also compared with the classical finite difference method. Findings: From this study, the authors observed that the skin friction is less in non-Newtonian fluids compared to Newtonian fluids. The use of non-Newtonian fluids reduces the pressure in all the cases compared to Newtonian and hence load-carrying capacity will be more. As γ value increases velocity, skin friction and pressure decreases. When γ is fixed, it is observed that skin friction and pressure is minimum for A=0.5 and maximum when A=−0.5. The result of this study also shows that the effect of suction on the velocity profiles, pressure and skin friction is opposite to the effect of injection. Originality/value: The present work analyzes the characteristic of non-Newtonian fluid having practical and industrial applications.
|Journal||Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures|
|Publication status||Published - 07-05-2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modelling and Simulation
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering