Journal of Applied Physical Science International
 

Journal of Applied Physical Science International, ISSN No. : 2395-5260 (Print), 2395-5279 (Online), Vol.: 10, Issue.: 1

Original Research Article

RADIATION AND MAGNETIC FIELD EFFECTS OF A NATURAL CONVECTIVE FLOW PAST A MOVING/STATIONARY VERTICAL PLATE UNDER NEWTONIAN HEATING FILLED WITH POROUS MEDIUM

 

GODWIN OJEMERI1* M. M. ALTINE2 AND SHUAIBU ABDULSALAM1

1Department of Mathematics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P. M. B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria.

2Department of Mathematics, Federal university, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria.

Abstracts

The problem of a natural convectively heated heat transfer flow of a moving/stationary vertical plate has studied under the influence of thermal radiation, magnetic field and porous material. The non-dimensional governing equations of the velocity, temperature, skin friction as well as Nusselt number are solved subject to a set of appropriate boundary conditions using perturbation technique. The solutions obtained are graphically represented and the effect of various controlling parameters such as thermal radiation (R), Hartman number (m) thermal Biot number (Bh) and Darcy number (Da) are discussed. It is interesting to report that, by varying these pertinent parameters, the velocity of the fluid can be significantly controlled.

Keywords :

Natural convection; thermal radiation; MHD; moving/stationary plate; Newtonian heating; porous medium.