Journal of Engineering Mathematics

, 62:23

MHD boundary-layer flow due to a moving extensible surface

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10665-007-9169-z

Cite this article as:
Ishak, A., Nazar, R. & Pop, I. J Eng Math (2008) 62: 23. doi:10.1007/s10665-007-9169-z

Abstract

The flow due to a moving extensible sheet that obeys a more general stretching law is considered. The sheet occupies the negative x-axis and is moving continually in the positive x-direction, in an incompressible viscous and electrically conducting fluid. The sheet somehow disappears in a sink that is located at (x, y) = (0, 0). The governing system of partial differential equations is first transformed into a system of ordinary differential equations, and the transformed equations are solved numerically using a finite-difference scheme, namely the Keller-box method. The features of the flow and heat-transfer characteristics for different values of the governing parameters are analyzed and discussed. It is found that dual solutions exist for the flow near x = 0, where the velocity profiles show a reversed flow.

Keywords

Boundary layerDual solutionsMagnetohydrodynamic (MHD)Similarity solutionStretching sheet

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of MathematicsUniversity of ClujClujRomania