Unsteady Hydro-Magnetic Heat and Mass Transfer Flow of a Non-Newtonian Power-Law Fluid past a Flat Plate in the Presence of Homogeneous Chemical Reaction

This paper investigates the flow, heat andmass transfer of a power law fluid from a vertical plate in presence of a magnetic field. The resulting non-linear partial differential equations governing the flow together with the boundary conditions are reduced to non-dimensional form. The governing equations are discretized using implicit finite difference scheme and solved numerically. The velocity, temperature and concentration profile are presented graphically while the skin friction, local Nusselt number and the Sherwood number are presented in tabular form for different values of parameters of the problem.

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Swain, I. and Pattanayak, H. (2015) Unsteady Hydro-Magnetic Heat and Mass Transfer Flow of a Non-Newtonian Power-Law Fluid past a Flat Plate in the Presence of Homogeneous Chemical Reaction. Applied Mathematics, 6, 899-907. doi: 10.4236/am.2015.66082.

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