• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 5, Pages: 18-22

Original Article

Unsteady mixed convective MHD flow and mass transfer past an accelerated infinite vertical porous plate with suction


This paper analyzes the unsteady mixed convective mass transfer flow of a viscous incompressible electrically conducting fluid past an accelerated infinite vertical porous flat plate with suction in presence of a transverse magnetic field. The governing equations are solved both analytically and numerically using finite difference scheme. The flow phenomenon has been characterized with the help of flow parameters such as magnetic parameter (M), suction parameter (a), Grashof number for heat and mass transfer (Gr, Gc), Schmidt number (Sc) and Prandtl number (Pr). The effects of these parameters on the fluid velocity, temperature, concentration distribution, skin friction and heat flux have been analyzed and the results are presented graphically and discussed quantitatively. This type of problem is significantly relevant to geophysical, astrophysical and cosmical studies. 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 76W05

Keywords: Finite difference, MHD flow, mixed convection, mass transfer, accelerated plate, suction. 


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