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Hydro-magnetic Falkner-skan fluid rheology with heat transfer properties

ABSTRACT
This article addresses the effects of heat transfer on magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Falkner-Skan wedge flow of a Jeffery fluid. The continuity, momentum and energy balance equations yield the relevant partial differential equations (PDEs) which are transforms to ordinary differential equations (ODEs) by exploitation of similarity variables. Strength of optimal Homotopy series solutions is practiced to solved analytically the transformed ODEs model of hydro-magnetic Falkner-Skan fluid rheology with heat transfer scenarios. The graphical and numerical illustrations of the result are presented for different interesting flow parameters. Numerical values of Nusselt number are tabulated. It is observed that for the Falkner-Skan rheology, the applied magnetic field acts as a controlling agnet which controls the fluids velocity upto the desired value whereas Debrorah number enhances the fluid velocity.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2018-05-09
PAPER REVISED: 2018-11-01
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2018-11-04
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2018-12-16
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI180509312A
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