MHD stagnation-point flow of a micropolar fluid with prescribed wall heat flux

Norfifah Bachok, Anuar Mohd Ishak

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Abstract

The steady magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) mixed convection stagnation point flow towards a vertical surface immersed in an incompressible micropolar fluid with prescribed wall heat flux is investigated. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into a system of ordinary differential equations, which is then solved numerically by a finite-difference method. Numerical results are obtained for the skin-friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number as well as the velocity and temperature profiles for some values of the governing parameters, namely, the mixed convection parameter, material parameter, and Prandtl number. Dual solutions are found to exist for the opposing flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-443
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume35
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Stagnation Point Flow
Micropolar Fluid
Convection
Magnetohydrodynamic Flow
Mixed convection
Magnetohydrodynamics
magnetohydrodynamics
Heat Flux
heat flux
Heat flux
Mixed Convection
Hot Temperature
heat
Fluids
fluid
Friction
Skin friction
Prandtl number
Nusselt number
convection

Keywords

  • Dual solutions
  • Heat transfer
  • MHD
  • Micropolar fluid
  • Stagnation flow

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MHD stagnation-point flow of a micropolar fluid with prescribed wall heat flux. / Bachok, Norfifah; Mohd Ishak, Anuar.

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