The Influence of Uniform Suction/Injection on Heat Transfer of MHD Hiemenz Flow in Porous Media

E Ghsemi, S Soleimani, Amin Barari, H Bararnia, G Domairry

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Abstract

The steady two-dimensional laminar forced magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) Hiemenz flow against a flat plate with variable wall temperature in a porous medium is analyzed. The transformed nonlinear boundary-layer equations are solved analytically by homotopy analysis method (HAM). Results for the velocity and temperature profiles are presented for various values of Prandtl number Pr, the Hartmann number (M), exponent of wall temperature (λ), the permeability parameter (Ω), and suction and injection parameter (f w). Increments in f w, M, and Ω increase the velocities profiles but decrease the temperature profiles. Contrarily, the increment in the Pr decreases the velocity profiles and increases the temperature profiles. The convergence of the obtained series solutions is explicitly studied and a proper discussion is given for the obtained results. Comparison between the HAM and numerical solutions showed excellent agreement.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Engineering Mechanics
Volume138
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)82-88
Number of pages7
ISSN0733-9399
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Heat Transfer
  • Porous Media
  • Magneto-Hydrodynamic
  • Stagnation Flow
  • HAM

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