Firstorder chemical reaction on flow past an impulsively started vertical plate with uniform heat and mass flux
 R. Muthucumaraswamy,
 P. Ganesan
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A finitedifference solution of the transient natural convection flow of an incompressible viscous fluid past an impulsively started semiinfinite plate with uniform heat and mass flux is presented here, taking into account the homogeneous chemical reaction of first order. The velocity profiles are compared with the available theoretical solution and are found to be in good agreement. The steadystate velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are shown graphically. It is observed that due to the presence of first order chemical reaction the velocity decreases with increasing values of the chemical reaction parameter. The local as well as average skinfriction, Nusselt number and Sherwood number are shown graphically.
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 Firstorder chemical reaction on flow past an impulsively started vertical plate with uniform heat and mass flux
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Acta Mechanica
Volume 147, Issue 14 , pp 4557
 Cover Date
 20010301
 DOI
 10.1007/BF01182351
 Print ISSN
 00015970
 Online ISSN
 16196937
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 SpringerVerlag
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 R. Muthucumaraswamy ^{(1)}
 P. Ganesan ^{(2)}
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 1. Department of Mathematics and Computer Applications, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, 602 105, Sriperumbudur, India
 2. Department of Mathematics, Anna University, 600 025, Chennai, India