Thermal and Solutal Buoyancy Effect on MHD Boundary Layer Flow of a Visco-Elastic Fluid Past a Porous Plate with Varying Suction and Heat Source in the Presence of Thermal DiffusionChandra RP1, Raju MC1* and Raju GSS2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Raju MC
Department of Mathematics
Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences (Autonomous)
Rajampet-516126, A.P, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received August 12, 2015; Accepted August 24, 2015; Published August 30, 2015
Citation: Chandra RP, Raju MC, Raju GSS (2015) Thermal and Solutal Buoyancy Effect on MHD Boundary Layer Flow of a Visco-Elastic Fluid Past a Porous Plate with Varying Suction and Heat Source in the Presence of Thermal Diffusion. J Appl Computat Math 4:249. doi:10.4172/2168-9679.1000249
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An analytical solution is investigated for a fully developed free convective flow of a visco-elastic incompressible electrically conducting fluid past a vertical porous plate bounded by a porous medium in the presence of thermal diffusion, variable suction and variable permeability. A magnetic field of uniform strength is applied perpendicular to the plate and the presence of heat source is also considered. The novelty of the study is to investigate the effect of thermal diffusion on a visco-elastic fluid in the presence of time dependent variable suction. The importance is due to the applications of this kind of visco-elastic fluids in many industries. The coupled dimensionless nonlinear partial differential equations are transformed into a set of ordinary differential equations by using multiple parameter perturbation on velocity whereas simple perturbation method on temperature and concentration. With corresponds to these, the expressions for skin friction, Nusselt number and Sherwood number are derived. The numerical computations have been studied through figures and tables. The presence of thermal diffusion increases fluid velocity, whereas the influence of the magnetic field reduces it. In the case of heavier species, it is noticed that concentration increases with an increase in Soret number.