Heat and Mass Transfer of Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) Boundary Layer Flow using Homotopy Analysis Method

Authors

  • Nur Liyana Nazari Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Ahmad Sukri Abd Aziz Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Vincent Daniel David Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Zaileha Md Ali Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11113/matematika.v34.n3.1150

Abstract

Heat and mass transfer of MHD boundary-layer flow of a viscous incompressible fluid over an exponentially stretching sheet in the presence of radiation is investigated. The two-dimensional boundary-layer governing partial differential equations are transformed into a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations by using similarity variables. The transformed equations of momentum, energy and concentration are solved by Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM). The validity of HAM solution is ensured by comparing the HAM solution with existing solutions. The influence of physical parameters such as magnetic parameter, Prandtl number, radiation parameter, and Schmidt number on velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are discussed. It is found that the increasing values of magnetic parameter reduces the dimensionless velocity field but enhances the dimensionless temperature and concentration field. The temperature distribution decreases with increasing values of Prandtl number. However, the temperature distribution increases when radiation parameter increases. The concentration boundary layer thickness decreases as a result of increase in Schmidt number

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Published

2018-12-31