TITLE

FREE CONVECTION IN MHD MICROPOLAR FLUID WITH RADIATION AND CHEMICAL REACTION EFFECTS

AUTHOR(S)
SRINIVASACHARYA, D.; MENDU, UPENDAR
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly;2014, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p183
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper, the effects of radiation and first order chemical reaction on free convection heat and mass transfer in a micropolar fluid is considered. A uniform magnetic field is applied normal to the plate. The plate is maintained with variable surface heat and mass fluxes. The governing nonlinear partial differential equations are transformed into a system of coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations using similarity transformations and then solved numerically using the Keller-box method. The numerical results are compared and found to be in good agreement with previously published results as special cases of the present investigation. The dimensionless velocity, microrotation, temperature, concentration and heat and mass transfer rates are presented graphically for various values of the coupling number, magnetic parameter, radiation parameter, chemical reaction parameter. The numerical values of the skin friction and wall couple stress for different values of governing parameters are also tabulated.
ACCESSION #
97003398

 

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