MHD Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer about a Horizontal Cylinder in Porous Medium
MHD flow, heat and mass transfer through porous media have seen a tremendous increase in research attention. This rapidly increasing research activity has been due to the increasing number of practical applications on porous media in chemical reactors, the underground spread of pollutant, many modern industries ranging from micro to macro and many other heat transfer processes. The problem of flow, heat and mass transfer about a horizontal circular cylinder in porous medium is considered in this study. Governing boundary layer equations are first transformed into ordinary differential equations and are solved by using Matlab’s built in solver bvp4c. Velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are shown graphically for different values of parameters involved in the dimensionless equations and discussed in detail.