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Combined Effects of Thermal Radiation and Hall Current on MHD Free-Convective Flow and Mass Transfer over a Stretching Sheet with Variable Viscosity

Author(s): G.C Shit | R. Haldar

Journal: Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics
ISSN 1735-3572

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 113;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Thermal radiation; Variable viscosity; MHD; Hall current; Heat and Mass transfer

An analysis has been carried out on the effects of thermal radiation and Hall current of a magneto hydrodynamic freeconvective flow and mass transfer over a stretching sheet with variable viscosity in the presence of heat generation/absorption. The fluid viscosity is assumed to vary as an inverse linear function of temperature. The boundary-layer equations governing the flow problem under consideration have been reduced to a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations by employing a similarity transformation. Using the finite difference scheme, numerical solutions to the transform ordinary differential equations have been obtained and the results are presented graphically. The numerical results obtained are in good agreement with the existing scientific literature.
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