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Slip effect on an unsteady MHD stagnation-point flow of a micropolar fluid towards a shrinking sheet with thermophoresis effect

Zaib, Aurang and Shafie, Sharidan (2015) Slip effect on an unsteady MHD stagnation-point flow of a micropolar fluid towards a shrinking sheet with thermophoresis effect. International Journal of Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 16 (5). pp. 285-291. ISSN 1550-2287

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15502287.2015.1080317

Abstract

The effect of slip and thermophoresis on an unsteady magnetohydrodynamic stagnation-point-flow micropolar fluid with heat and mass transfer towards a shrinking sheet has been investigated. The governing equations are reduced to a system of non-dimensional partial differential equations by using similarity transformation, before being solved numerically using the Keller-box method. The effects of various physical parameters on the velocity, microrotation, temperature, and concentration profiles as well as the reduced skin friction, the reduced Nusselt number, and the reduced Sherwood number are analyzed and discussed graphically. It is found that the concentration boundary layer thickness decreases with increasing values of the thermophoresis. Comparison with previously published results under the limiting cases is made and found to be in excellent agreement.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:micropolar fluid, shrinking sheet
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions:Science
ID Code:56000
Deposited By: Muhamad Idham Sulong
Deposited On:15 Nov 2016 14:56
Last Modified:15 Nov 2016 14:56

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