Effects of Radiation and Eckert Number on MHD Flow with Heat Transfer Rate Near a Stagnation Point Over a Non-Linear Vertical Stretching Sheet

Abstract

This work investigates the effects of radiation and Eckert number on an MHD flow with heat transfer rate near a stagnation-point region over a nonlinear vertical stretching sheet. Using a similarity transformation, the governing equations are transformed into a system of ordinary differential equations which are solved numerically using the sixth order Runge-Kutta method with shooting technique. Tabular and graphical results are provided to examine the physical nature of the problem. Heat transfer rate at the surface decreases with radiation, Eckert number and as radiation increases, the flow temperature also increases for velocity ratio parameters ɛ <1 and ɛ >1.

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