Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

, Volume 51, Issue 5, pp 721–731

Local Nonsimilarity Solution for the Impact of a Chemical Reaction in an MHD Mixed Convection Heat and Mass Transfer Flow over a Porous Wedge in the Presence Of Suction/Injection

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Abstract

Combined heat and mass transfer in free, forced, and mixed convection flows along a porous wedge with a magnetic effect in the presence of a chemical reaction is investigated. The flow field characteristics are analyzed with the Runge—Kutta—Gill method in conjunction with the shooting method, and local nonsimilarity method. The governing boundary-layer equations are written in a dimensionless form with the use of the Falkner—Skan transformations. Owing to the effect of the buoyancy force, the power law of temperature and concentration, and suction/injection on the wall of the wedge, the flow field is locally nonsimilar. Numerical calculations up to the third-order level of truncation are carried out for different values of dimensionless parameters as a special case. Effects of the magnetic field strength in the presence of a chemical reaction with a variable wall temperature and concentration on the dimensionless velocity, temperature, and concentration profiles are shown graphically. Comparisons with previously published works are performed, and excellent agreement between the results is obtained.

Key words

local nonsimilarity chemical reaction buoyancy force magnetic field suction on the wedge wall 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universiti Tun Hussein Onn MalaysiaJohorMalaysia

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