Effects of viscous dissipation on unsteady mhd free convective flow with thermophoresis past a radiate inclined permeable plate

Document Type: Regular Paper

Authors

1 Department of Mathematics, C.B.I.T. University, Hyderabad, India

2 Department of Mathematics, G.I.T.A.M. University, Hyderabad, India

Abstract

An analysis is carried out to investigate the effects of variable chemical reaction, thermophoresis, temperaturedependent
viscosity and thermal radiation on an unsteady MHD free convective heat and mass transfer flow of a
viscous, incompressible, electrically conducting fluid past an impulsively started infinite inclined porous plate by
taking into account the viscous dissipation effects. The governing nonlinear partial differential equations are
transformed into a system of ordinary differential equations, which are solved numerically by using implicit finite
difference scheme with shooting method. Numerical results for the non-dimensional velocity, temperature and
concentration profiles as well as the local skin-friction coefficient, the local Nusselt number and the local Stanton
number are presented for different physical parameters. The results show that variable viscosity significantly
increases viscous drag and rate of heat transfer. The results also show that higher order chemical reaction induces
the concentration of the particles for a destructive reaction and reduces for a generative reaction.

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