Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014, Page: 214-220
Radiative MHD Flow over a Vertical Plate with Convective Boundary Condition
Christian John Etwire, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University for Development Studies, P.O. Box 1350, Tamale - Ghana
Yakubu Ibrahim Seini, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University for Development Studies, P.O. Box 1350, Tamale - Ghana
Received: Dec. 10, 2014;       Accepted: Dec. 24, 2014;       Published: Jan. 4, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajam.20140206.14      View  2554      Downloads  202
Abstract
This paper investigates the effect of thermal radiation on magneto hydrodynamic (MHD) flow over a vertical plate with convective boundary conditions. The governing partial differential equations were transformed into coupled nonlinear differential equations which were solved numerically using the fourth order Runge-Kutta algorithm with a shooting method. Numerical results for the skin friction coefficient, the rate of heat transfer represented by the local Nusselt number and the plate surface temperature were presented whilst the velocity and temperature profiles illustrated graphically and analyzed. The effects of the Biot number, Grashof number, magnetic field parameter, Eckert number, Prandtl number and radiation parameter on the flow field were discussed.
Keywords
Convective, Radiation, Magneto Hydrodynamic, Eckert Number, Magnetic Field, Biot Number
To cite this article
Christian John Etwire, Yakubu Ibrahim Seini, Radiative MHD Flow over a Vertical Plate with Convective Boundary Condition, American Journal of Applied Mathematics. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 214-220. doi: 10.11648/j.ajam.20140206.14
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