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Unsteady transport of MHD mixed convection inspired by thermal radiation and partial slip performance: Finite difference approach

Background: In this article mixed convection boundary layer flow of magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) fluid on permeable stretching surface is investigated under the effects of velocity and thermal slip. The physical unsteady problem is examined by considering thermal radiation effects on momentum and thermal boundary layer flow. Different from available literature, in the present study we consider mix convective flow, thermal radiation, transverse applied magnetic field, velocity and thermal slip. Methodology: The transform nonlinear system of differential equation is tackled numerically by the aid of finite difference scheme named as Keller-Box. Stable solution is correct up to six decimal places and special cases overlaps with the existing results in literature validating the present analysis. Conclusion: It is concluded that mixed convection leads to accelerate fluid flow and reduce temperature profile. Injection contributes in rising magnitude of velocity and temperature when compared with suction effects. Velocity and thermal slip parameter influence in lowering fluid flow while temperature profile decrease for velocity slip parameter and opposite trend is witness corresponding to thermal slip parameter. Both velocity and temperature are increasing function of thermal radiation. In addition, the skin friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number are tabulated and analyzed. Novelty: Present study is concerned with fluid flow applications in plastic films, polymer extrusion, glass fiber, metallurgical processes and metal spinning.
PAPER REVISED: 2017-06-27
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-06-27
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