Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, 30:1569

MHD flow of a viscous fluid on a nonlinear porous shrinking sheet with homotopy analysis method


DOI: 10.1007/s10483-009-1208-6

Cite this article as:
Nadeem, S. & Hussain, A. Appl. Math. Mech.-Engl. Ed. (2009) 30: 1569. doi:10.1007/s10483-009-1208-6


The present paper investigates the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow of a viscous fluid towards a nonlinear porous shrinking sheet. The governing equations are simplified by similarity transformations. The reduced problem is then solved by the homotopy analysis method. The pertinent parameters appearing in the problem are discussed graphically and presented in tables. It is found that the shrinking solutions exist in the presence of MHD. It is also observed from the tables that the solutions for f″(0) with different values of parameters are convergent.

Key words

MHD flow stagnation flow shrinking sheet homotopy analysis method 

Chinese Library Classification


2000 Mathematics Subject Classification


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© Shanghai University and Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsQuaid-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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