Heat and Mass Flux Effects on a Moving Vertical Cylinder with Chemically Reactive Species Diffusion

  • P. Ganesan
  • P. Loganathan


This paper presents the development of the free convection boundary layer flow of a viscous and incompressible fluid past an impulsively started semi-infinite vertical cylinder with uniform heat and mass fluxes and chemically reactive species. The governing coupled nonlinear partial differential equations have been solved numerically using the finite-difference scheme of Crank–Nicolson type. Graphical results for the velocity, temperature, concentration, local and average skin friction, Nusselt number and Sherwood number profiles are illustrated and discussed for various physical parametric values. It is noted that due to the presence of first-order chemical reaction the velocity decreases with increasing values of the chemical reaction parameter


Nusselt Number Mass Flux Free Convection Incompressible Fluid Convection Boundary Layer 
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  • P. Ganesan
    • 1
  • P. Loganathan
  1. 1.School of MathematicsAnna UniversityChennaiIndia

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