Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2006 Volume 33, Issue 1, Pages: 17-29
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MHD and radiation effects on moving isothermal vertical plate with variable mass diffusion
Muthucumaraswamy R., Janakiraman B.
An analysis is performed to study the effects of thermal radiation on unsteady free convective flow over a moving vertical plate with mass transfer in the presence of magnetic field. The fluid considered here is a gray, absorbing-emitting radiation but a non- scattering medium. The plate temperature is raised to T 0 and the concentration level near the plate is also raised linearly with time. The dimensionless governing equations are solved using the Laplace transform technique. The velocity, temperature and concentration are studied for different parameters like the magnetic field parameter, radiation parameter, thermal Grashof number, mass Grashof number and time. It is observed that the velocity decreases with increasing magnetic field parameter or radiation parameter. .
Keywords: gray, thermal radiation, magnetic field, vertical plate, mass diffusion