IJPAM: Volume 99, No. 4 (2015)
ON MHD NATURAL CONVECTION PAST FINITE
VERTICAL, POROUS FLAT PLATE
Muondwe Samuel, Jacob Kirimi, C. Isaak
Technical University of Kenya
Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
P.O. Box 62000, Nairobi, KENYA
P.O. Box 60400, Chuka, KENYA
Abstract. The flow of an electrically conducting incompressible fluid due to buoyancy effects of thermal and mass diffusion past a finite vertical porous plate with constant suction was investigated in the presence of uniform transverse magnetic field. The problem has been solved for velocity, temperature and concentration profiles. The equations governing the flow are solved numerically using finite difference method for various values of Grashof parameter ranging from 0 to - 1. The results obtained are then presented using tables and graphs. It was noted that a decrease in Grashof parameter leads to an increase in primary, secondary, temperature and concentration profile.
Received: July 8, 2013
AMS Subject Classification: 76E06
Key Words and Phrases: buoyancy effects, mass diffusion, suction, magnetic field
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DOI: 10.12732/ijpam.v99i4.2 How to cite this paper?
Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN printed version: 1311-8080
ISSN on-line version: 1314-3395
Pages: 399 - 410