Dufour and Soret Effect on Steady MHD Flow in Presence of Heat Generation and Magnetic Field past an Inclined Stretching Sheet


An analysis of two-dimensional steady magneto-hydrodynamic free convection flow of an electrically conducting, viscous, incompressible fluid past an inclined stretching porous plate in the presence of a uniform magnetic field and thermal radiation with heat generation is made. Both the Dufour and Soret effects are considered for a hydrogen-air mixture as the non-chemically reacting fluid pair. The equations governing the flow, temperature and concentration fields are reduced to a system of joined non-linear ordinary differential equations by similarity transformation. Non-linear differential equations are integrated numerically by using Nachtsheim-Swigert shooting iteration technique along with sixth order Runge-Kutta integration scheme. Finally the significance of physical parameters which are of engineering interest are examined both in graphical and tabular form.

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M. Karim, M. Samad and M. Hasan, "Dufour and Soret Effect on Steady MHD Flow in Presence of Heat Generation and Magnetic Field past an Inclined Stretching Sheet," Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 91-100. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2012.23009.

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