MHD Flow of Micropolar Fluid in a Porous Medium Provoked by Heat Function and Radiation

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P. O. Nwabuzor
A. T. Ngiangia
E. O. Chukwuocha

Abstract

The results were obtained graphically with coding in Mathematica. Computational work was carried out  for sufficient ranges of parameters of the study namely Schmidt, Radiation, Prandtl, Heat function , Microrotational  Modified Grashofs number  Electroconductivity, Magnetic field term, Chemical potential. The effects of these parameters on the physical quantities like the Nusselt, Skin-friction coefficient  Velocity, Angular velocity, Energy and Concentration profile are all presented graphically. We noticed that the energy profile decreases when the Prandtl number is increased for heat source but increases for the heat sink. The Schmidt and the chemical potential behave the same way for both concentration profile and Sherwood profile. For the electroconductivity and the magnetic field term when they have increased the velocity, and the skin friction profile decreases this shows that they both acts as an opposition to the flow of the fluid.

 

Keywords:
Micropolar fluid, heat function (heat source and heat sink), electroconductivity, Nusselt number, radiation and chemical potential

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O. Nwabuzor, P., T. Ngiangia, A., & O. Chukwuocha, E. (2018). MHD Flow of Micropolar Fluid in a Porous Medium Provoked by Heat Function and Radiation. Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences, 6(2), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.9734/AJOPACS/2018/41155
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