Unsteady MHD Flow of Nanofluid with Variable Properties over a Stretching Sheet in the Presence of Thermal Radiation and Chemical Reaction

Musa Antidius Mjankwi, Verdiana Grace Masanja, Eunice W. Mureithi, Makungu Ng'oga James
2019 International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences  
The unsteady magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) flow of nanofluid with variable fluid properties over an inclined stretching sheet in the presence of thermal radiation and chemical reaction is studied taking into account the effect of variable fluid properties in thermal conductivity and diffusion coefficient. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into ordinary differential equations by using similarity transformation. The numerical solutions of the problem are obtained by using
more » ... obtained by using the fourth order Runge-Kutta method in line with the shooting technique. It is found that the increase in both thermal conductivity and radiative heat flux decreases the heat transfer rate but increases the skin friction and mass transfer rates. It is further observed that the increase in porosity parameter and magnetic field reduces the skin friction, heat, and mass transfer rates.
doi:10.1155/2019/7392459 fatcat:r2k4xvncb5cilg7x7acdgffw7u