Heat and Mass Transfer Effects on MHD Flow Past an Inclined Porous Plate in the Presence of Chemical Reaction

A. Sandhya 1 , G.V. Ramana Reddy 2 ,  and G.V.S.R. Deekshitulu 3
  • 1 Department of Mathematics, VR Siddhartha Engineering College, Research Scholar JNTUK Kakinada, AP-533003, Kanur, Vijayawada, India
  • 2 Department of Mathematics, , KLEF, Vaddeswaram, AP-522502, India
  • 3 Department of Mathematics, , JNTUK Kakinada, AP-533003, India

Abstract

The impact of heat and mass transfer effects on an MHD flow past an inclined porous plate in the presence of a chemical reaction is investigated in this study. An effort has been made to explain the Soret effect and the influence of an angle of inclination on the flow field, in the presence of the heat source, chemical reaction and thermal radiation. The momentum, energy and concentration equations are derived as coupled second order partial differential equations. The model is non-dimensionalized and shown to be controlled by a number of dimensionless parameters. The resulting dimensionless partial differential equations can be solved by using a closed analytical method. Numerical results for pertaining parameters, such as the Soret number (Sr), Grashof number (Gr) for heat and mass transfer, the Schmidt number (Sc), Prandtl number (Pr), chemical reaction parameter (Kr), permeability parameter (K), magnetic parameter (M), skin friction (τ), Nusselt number (Nu) and Sherwood number (Sh) on the velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are presented graphically and discussed qualitatively.

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