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Soret-Dufour Effects on the MHD Flow and Heat Transfer of Microrotation Fluid over a Nonlinear Stretching Plate in the Presence of Suction

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In this work, the Micropolar fluid flow and heat and mass transfer past a horizontal nonlinear stretching sheet through porous medium is studied including the Soret-Dufour effect in the presence of suction. A uniform magnetic field is applied transversely to the direction of the flow. The governing differential equations of the problem have been transformed into a system of non-dimensional differential equations which are solved numerically by Nachtsheim-Swigert iteration technique along with the sixth order Runge-Kutta integration scheme. The velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration profiles are presented for different parameters. The present problem finds significant applications in hydromagnetic control of conducting polymeric sheets, magnetic materials processing, etc.

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M. Mahbub, N. Nasu, S. Aktar and Z. Rahman, "Soret-Dufour Effects on the MHD Flow and Heat Transfer of Microrotation Fluid over a Nonlinear Stretching Plate in the Presence of Suction," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 4 No. 6, 2013, pp. 864-875. doi: 10.4236/am.2013.46119.

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