Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics

Volume 6, Issue 1 (March 2016)

ISSN Print: 2165-3852   ISSN Online: 2165-3860

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Chemical Reaction and Thermal Diffusion Effects on Mass Transfer Flow through an Inclined Plate

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DOI: 10.4236/ojfd.2016.61006    3,268 Downloads   4,216 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

A numerical investigation of boundary layer mass transfer flow through an inclined plate with the effect of chemical reaction and thermal diffusion is presented in this study. The governing partial differential equations (PDE) are transformed to a system of dimensionless non-similar coupled PDEs. The transformed, non-similar conservations equations (momentum balance equation, energy balance equation and concentration balance equation) are then solved using a numerical approach known as explicit finite difference method (EFDM). Basically EFDM introduced for the unsteadiness in the momentum, temperature, and concentration fluid fields is based on the time dependent fluid velocity, temperature and concentration of the boundary surface. During the course of discussion, it is found that the various parameters related to the problem influence the calculated resultant expressions. The computed numerical solution results for the velocity, temperature, and concentration distribution with the effect of various important dimensionless parameters (Grashof number, Modified Grashof number, Prandtl number, Schmidt number, Soret number, Dufour number, chemical reaction parameter and inclination parameter) entering into the problems are critically analyzed and discussed graphically. It can be seen that two physical phenomena chemical reaction and thermal diffusion can greatly effect on the boundary layer fluid flows through an inclined plate.

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Akter, F. , Islam, M. , Islam, A. , Khan, M. and Hossain, M. (2016) Chemical Reaction and Thermal Diffusion Effects on Mass Transfer Flow through an Inclined Plate. Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 6, 62-74. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2016.61006.

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