Thermo-micropolar fluid flow along a vertical permeable plate with uniform surface heat flux in the presence of heat generation

Mohammad M. Rahman, Ibrahim A. Eltayeb, Sheikh Mohammad M Rahman

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A two-dimensional steady convective flow of thermo-micropolar fluid past a vertical permeable flat plate in the presence of heat generation with uniform surface heat flux has been analyzed numerically. The local similarity solutions for the flow, microrotation (angular velocity) and heat transfer characteristics are illustrated graphically for various material parameters entering into the problem. The effects of the pertinent parameters on the local skin friction coefficient, plate couple stress, and the rate of heat transfer are also calculated and displayed graphically. The results show that skin friction coefficient (viscous drag) and the rate of heat transfer (Nusselt number) in micropolar fluid are less compared to that of the Newtonian fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-36
Number of pages14
JournalThermal Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • Convection
  • Heat flux
  • Heat generation
  • Micropolar fluid
  • Self similar solution
  • Suction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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