Journal of Applied Mathematics

Radiation effect on MHD free-convection flow of a gas at a stretching surface with a uniform free stream

Ahmed Y. Ghaly and Elsayed M. E. Elbarbary

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Abstract

We investigate the problem of free convection heat transfer near an isothermal stretching sheet. This has been done under the simultaneous action of buoyancy, radiation, and transverse magnetic field. The governing equations are solved by the shooting method. The velocity and temperature functions are represented graphically for various values of the flow parameters: radiation parameter F, free convection parameter Gr, magnetic parameter M, Prandtl number Pr, and the parameter of relative difference between the temperature of the sheet, and the temperature far away from the sheet r. The effects of the radiation and magnetic field parameters on the shear stress and heat flux are discussed.

Article information

Source
J. Appl. Math., Volume 2, Number 2 (2002), 93-103.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 30 March 2003

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1049075353

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1155/S1110757X02000086

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1908343

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1065.76601

Subjects
Primary: 76D10: Boundary-layer theory, separation and reattachment, higher-order effects 76R10: Free convection
Secondary: 76W05: Magnetohydrodynamics and electrohydrodynamics

Citation

Ghaly, Ahmed Y.; Elbarbary, Elsayed M. E. Radiation effect on MHD free-convection flow of a gas at a stretching surface with a uniform free stream. J. Appl. Math. 2 (2002), no. 2, 93--103. doi:10.1155/S1110757X02000086. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1049075353


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