Effect of Convective Heat and Mass Conditions in Magnetohydrodynamic Boundary Layer Flow with Joule Heating and Thermal Radiation

R.P. Sharma 1 , Seema Tinker 2 , B.J. Gireesha 3 ,  and B. Nagaraja 3
  • 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of TechnologyArunachal Pradesh, Yupia, Papum Pare District, Arunachal Pradesh-791112, India
  • 2 Department of Mathematics, JECRC University, 303905, Jaipur, India
  • 3 Department of Studies and Research in Mathematics, Kuvempu University, 577 451, Shimoga, India


A free convection viscous MHD flow over a semi-infinite vertical sheet with convective heat and mass conditions has been considered. The effects of thermal radiation, chemical reaction and Joule heating on flow are also accounted. The governing nonlinear partial differential equations have been transformed into a set of highly non-linear coupled ordinary differential equations (ODEs) using appropriate similarity transformations. Numerical solutions of transformed equations are obtained by employing the 5th order Runge-Kutta Fehlberg technique followed by the shooting technique. The influences of different flow parameters on the momentum, energy and mass field are discussed and shown graphically. Results reveal that temperature and concentration profiles enhance due to increasing heat and mass Biot number parameters.

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