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Thermal Radiation Effect on MHD Stagnation Point Flow of a Carreau Fluid with Convective Boundary Condition
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 5 (October)
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S. Suneetha, Applied Mathematics Department, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India.
K. Gangadhar, Mathematics Department, Acharya Nagarjuna University Ongole Campus, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India.
This paper analyses the effect of thermal radiation on a two-dimensional stagnation-point flow of an in-compressible magneto-hydrodynamic Carreau fluid toward a shrinking surface in the presence of convective boundary condition. Using the similarity transformations, the governing equations have been transformed into a system of ordinary differential equations. The resultant differential equations are solved numerically, by using bvp4c MATLAB solver. The behavior of the velocity and temperature as well as the skin-friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number for different values of the governing parameters, namely, magnetic parameter, power law index parameter, suction/blowing parameter, radiation parameter and convective parameter are discussed in detail.
Carreau Fluid, Heat Transfer, Convective Surface Boundary Condition, MHD, Radiation, Stagnation Point Flow
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