Numerical Investigation of Unsteady Free Convection on a Vertical Cylinder with Variable Heat and Mass Flux in the Presence of Chemically Reactive Species


A mathematical model is presented to study the effect of chemical reaction on unsteady natural convection boundary layer flow over a semi-infinite vertical cylinder. Taking into account the buoyancy force effects, for the situation in which the surface temperature and are subjected to the power-law surface heat and mass flux as and . The governing equations are solved by an implicit finite difference scheme of Crank-Nicolson method. Numerical results for the velocity, temperature and concentration profiles as well as for the skin-friction, Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are obtained and reported graphically for various parametric conditions to show interesting aspects of the solution.

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A. Kawala and S. Odda, "Numerical Investigation of Unsteady Free Convection on a Vertical Cylinder with Variable Heat and Mass Flux in the Presence of Chemically Reactive Species," Advances in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 3 No. 1A, 2013, pp. 183-189. doi: 10.4236/apm.2013.31A026.

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