Study of hydromagnetic heat and mass transfer flow over an inclined heated surface with variable viscosity and electric conductivity

Mohammad M. Rahman, K. M. Salahuddin

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The effects of variable electric conductivity and temperature dependent viscosity on hydromagnetic heat and mass transfer flow along a radiate isothermal inclined permeable surface in a stationary fluid in the presence of internal heat generation (or absorption) are analyzed numerically presenting local similarity solutions for various values of the physical parameters. The research shows that the difference in the results between variable Prandtl number and constant Prandtl number are significant when fluid viscosity strongly dependents on the temperature. The results also show that skin friction coefficient, Nusselt number and Sherwood number are lower for the fluids of constant electric conductivity than those of the variable electric conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2073-2085
Number of pages13
JournalCommunications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010



  • Convective flow
  • Internal heat generation
  • Local similarity solution
  • Radiation
  • Variable electric conductivity
  • Variable Prandtl number

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics

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