Presence of Riga Plate on MHD Caputo Casson Fluid: An Analytical Study
Keywords:Riga plate, Caputo fractional derivative, Casson fluid, accelerated plate, Laplace transform, Zakian's algorithm
Driven by technological advancement, the Riga plate can be seen as a key feature in developing the engineering world. As such, this study aims to investigate the effects of an accelerating semi-infinite Riga plate over a convective flow of MHD Casson fluid incorporated with the Caputo fractional derivative. The obtained governing PDEs are converted in dimensionless form and reduced to systems of ODEs via Laplace transform. Zakian's method of inverse Laplace transform is then utilised to generate graphical results in the time domain. Variations of parameter such as Casson, modified Hartmann number, Grashof number, magnetic parameter and fractional parameters are investigated for velocity profiles. Skin friction coefficient is also calculated and presented numerically. Study shows that Riga plate aids in fluid flow, hence increasing its velocity.