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Magnetohydrodynamic Casson Fluid Flow over an Infinite Vertical Plate with Chemical Reaction and Heat Generation

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DOI: 10.4236/ajcm.2019.93014    85 Downloads   146 Views

ABSTRACT

In this paper, the fluid examined was electrically conducting. The presence of a uniform transverse magnetic field at the plate was also taken into cognizance. The flow was governed by a modeled coupled nonlinear system of partial differential equations (PDEs) in dimensional form which was transformed into non-dimensional form using some non-dimensional variables. Explicit finite difference method (EFDM) was employed to approximate the fluid velocity, temperature and concentration. The effects of embedded thermo physical parameters of engineering interests on the flow quantities viz. velocity, temperature, concentration field presented through graphs were also examined through a series of numerical experiments and discussed. During the course of the numerical computations, it was found that heat generation has a tendency to enhance the fluid velocity as an opposite result is seen with chemical reaction parameter. A comparison was conducted of present results with the previous literature to show the accuracy of the results.

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Omokhuale, E. and Jabaka, M. (2019) Magnetohydrodynamic Casson Fluid Flow over an Infinite Vertical Plate with Chemical Reaction and Heat Generation. American Journal of Computational Mathematics, 9, 187-200. doi: 10.4236/ajcm.2019.93014.

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