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Three-dimensional free convection MHD flow in a vertical channel through a porous medium with heat source and chemical reaction

Abstract

An analysis is made to study the three-dimensional MHD free convection flow in a vertical channel through a porous medium with heat source and chemical reaction. The flow phenomenon is characterized by magnetic parameters (M), Darcy number (K p ), Reynolds number (R e ), source parameter (S), Grashof number for heat transfer (G r ), Grashof number for mass transfer (G c ), Prandtl number (P r ), Schmidt number (S c ), and chemical reaction parameter (K c ). Approximate solutions of the velocity, temperature, and concentration are obtained using a perturbation technique. The effect of these parameters on the velocity, temperature and concentrations distribution is discussed and some interesting results are presented.

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Kar, M., Dash, G.C., Sahoo, S.N. et al. Three-dimensional free convection MHD flow in a vertical channel through a porous medium with heat source and chemical reaction. J. Engin. Thermophys. 22, 203–215 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1810232813030041

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Keywords

  • Heat Transfer
  • Porous Medium
  • Free Convection
  • Vertical Channel
  • Darcy Number