Stagnation point flow of a MHD Powell-Eyring fluid over a nonlinearly stretching sheet in the presence of heat source/sink

  • M. Monica Osmania University, Telangana
  • Ch.Vittal . Osmania University, Telangana
  • M. Chenna Krishna Reddy Osmania University, Telangana
Keywords: Velocity ratio parameter, Radiation parameter, Stagnation point, Non linear stretching parameter, heat source/sink, Powell-Eyring fluid.

Abstract

This study investigates the stagnation point flow of a MHD Powell-Eyring fluid over a nonlinearly stretching sheet in the presence of heat source/sink. Similarity transformations are used to convert highly non-linear partial differential equations into ordinary differential equations. The transformed nonlinear boundary layer equations are then solved numerically using Keller Box method. The effects of various physical parameters on the dimensionless velocity and temperature profiles are depicted graphically. Present results are compared with previously published work and the results are found to be in very good agreement. Numerical results for local skin-friction and local Nusselt number are tabulated for different physical parameters.

Author Biographies

M. Monica, Osmania University, Telangana
Department of Mathematics
Ch.Vittal ., Osmania University, Telangana
Department of Mathematics
M. Chenna Krishna Reddy, Osmania University, Telangana
Department of Mathematics

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Published
2016-07-27
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Monica, M., ., C., & Krishna Reddy, M. C. (2016). Stagnation point flow of a MHD Powell-Eyring fluid over a nonlinearly stretching sheet in the presence of heat source/sink. Journal of Progressive Research in Mathematics, 8(2), 1290-1300. Retrieved from http://scitecresearch.com/journals/index.php/jprm/article/view/843
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