Transport in Porous Media

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 17–37

Heat and Mass Transfer in MHD Micropolar Flow Over a Vertical Moving Porous Plate in a Porous Medium

  • Youn J. Kim

DOI: 10.1023/B:TIPM.0000018420.72016.9d

Cite this article as:
Kim, Y.J. Transport in Porous Media (2004) 56: 17. doi:10.1023/B:TIPM.0000018420.72016.9d


An analysis is presented for the problem of free convection with mass transfer flow for a micropolar fluid via a porous medium bounded by a semi-infinite vertical porous plate in the presence of a transverse magnetic field. The plate moves with constant velocity in the longitudinal direction, and the free stream velocity follows an exponentially small perturbation law. A uniform magnetic field acts perpendicularly to the porous surface in which absorbs the micropolar fluid with a suction velocity varying with time. Numerical results of velocity distribution of micropolar fluids are compared with the corresponding flow problems for a Newtonian fluid. Also, the results of the skin-friction coefficient, the couple stress coefficient, the rate of the heat and mass transfers at the wall are prepared with various values of fluid properties and flow conditions.

micropolar fluidmagnetohydrodynamicsmicrorotationskin-frictionmass transfersherwood number

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Youn J. Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringSungKyunKwan UniversitySuwonSouth Korea