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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 382061, 10 pages
Research Article

Numerical Study of the Influence of Heat Source on Stagnation Point Flow towards a Stretching Surface of a Jeffrey Nanoliquid

1Department of Studies and Research in Mathematics, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Shimoga, Karnataka 577 451, India
2Department of Mathematics, SEA College of Engineering and Technology, K. R. Puram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 049, India

Received 5 August 2014; Accepted 27 February 2015

Academic Editor: Oronzio Manca

Copyright © 2015 G. K. Ramesh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An analysis is carried out to study the flow of Jeffrey fluid near a stagnation point towards a permeable stretching sheet. In particular, we investigate the effect of temperature dependent internal heat generation or absorption in the presence of nanoparticles. The governing system of partial differential equations is transformed into ordinary differential equations, which are then solved numerically using the fourth-fifth-order Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method. Comparisons with previously published work on special cases of the problem are performed and found to be in excellent agreement. The results of the governing parametric study are shown graphically and the physical aspects of the problem are highlighted and discussed.