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Latin American applied research

versión On-line ISSN 1851-8796


MUHAIMIN, I.; KANDASAMY, R.  y  KAMIS, A. B.. Thermophoresis and chemical reaction effects on mhd mixed convective heat and mass transfer past a porous wedge in the presence of suction. Lat. Am. appl. res. [online]. 2010, vol.40, n.2, pp.153-159. ISSN 1851-8796.

The effects of thermophoresis and MHD mixed convection flow with heat and mass transfer over a porous wedge are presented here, taking into account the homogeneous chemical reaction of first order. The governing fundamental equations are approximated by a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations and are solved numerically by using the Runge Kutta Gill and shooting methods. The steady-state velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are shown graphically. It is observed that due to the presence of first-order chemical reaction, the concentration decreases with increasing values of the chemical reaction parameter. The results also showed that the particle deposition rates were strongly influenced by thermophoresis and the strength of the magnetic field in the presence of buoyancy force, particularly for opposing flow and hot surfaces. Numerical results for the skin-friction coefficient, wall heat and mass transfer are obtained and reported graphically for various parametric conditions to show interesting aspects of the solution.

Palabras clave : Chemical Reaction; Thermophoresis Particle Deposition and Magnetic Effect.

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