Chemically Reacting MHD Mixed Convection Variable Viscosity Blasius Flow Embedded in a Porous Medium
In this paper, the combined effects of magnetic field, buoyancy forces, nth order chemical reaction, heat source, viscous dissipation, Joule heating and variable viscosity on mixed convection Blasius flow of a conducting fluid over a convectively heated permeable plate embedded in a porous medium is investigated. The fluid properties are assumed to be constant except for the density variation with the temperature and reacting chemical species concentration. The nonlinear governing differential equations were obtained and solved numerically using the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method with shooting technique. The dimensionless velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are shown graphically. The effects of pertinent parameters on the skin friction, Nusselt number and Sherwood number are examined. It is found that skin friction decreases while Nusselt number and Sherwood number increase with a decrease in the fluid viscosity in the presence of magnetic field.
Dr. Stanislav Kolisnychenko
O. D. Makinde and S.R. Mishra, "Chemically Reacting MHD Mixed Convection Variable Viscosity Blasius Flow Embedded in a Porous Medium", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vol. 374, pp. 83-91, 2017