Thermal radiation and chemical reaction effects on MHD mixed convective boundary layer slip flow in a porous medium with heat source and Ohmic heating
Department of Mathematics, Acharya Nagarjuna University Ongole Campus, 523 001, Ongole, A.P., India
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Revised: 11 November 2013
Accepted: 6 February 2014
Published online: 13 March 2014
An analytical study for the problem of mixed convection with thermal radiation and first-order chemical reaction on magnetohydrodynamics boundary layer flow of viscous, electrically conducting fluid past a vertical permeable surface embedded in a porous medium has been presented. Slip boundary condition is applied at the porous interface. The heat equation includes the terms involving the viscous dissipation, radiative heat flux, Ohmic dissipation, the internal absorption and absorption of radiation, whereas the mass transfer equation includes the effects of chemically reactive species of first order. The dimensionless governing equations for this investigation are formulated and the non-linear coupled differential equations are solved analytically using the perturbation technique. Comparisons with previously published work on special cases of the problem are performed and results are found to be in excellent agreement. The results obtained show that the velocity, temperature and concentration fields are appreciably influenced by the presence of magnetic field, thermal radiation, chemical reaction and Ohmic dissipation. It is observed that the effect of magnetic field, heat source and thermal radiation is to decrease the velocity, temperature profiles in the boundary layer. The effect of increasing the values of rarefaction parameter is to increase the velocity in the momentum boundary layer. Further, it is found that increasing the value of the chemical reaction decreases the concentration of species in the boundary layer. Also, the effects of the various parameters on the skin-friction coefficient, local Nusselt number and local Sherwood number at the surface are discussed.
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