EFFECT OF NONLINEAR RADIATIVE HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER ON MHD FLOW OVER A STRETCHING SURFACE WITH VARIABLE CONDUCTIVITY AND VISCOSITY
Akindele M. Okedoye, Sulyman O. Salawu (DOI: 10.24874/jsscm.2019.13.02.07)
A theoretical investigation on the flow of nonlinear magnetohydrodynamic (MHD), laminar, viscous, incompressible boundary layer fluid with thermal radiative heat transfer and variable properties past a stretching plate was carried out. The liquid is taken to be gray, absorbing, emitting but with non-scattering medium. The main nonlinear equations governing the flow are reduced to ordinary differential equations by using appropriate similarity variables and quantities. The obtained nonlinear equations are computationally solved by applying shooting techniques coupled with Nachtsheim-Swigert method for asymptotic satisfaction of boundary conditions by fourth order Runge-Kutta scheme. The computational results for momentum and heat distribution are obtained for various values of the emerging parameters. The results for the coefficient of skin friction and dimensionless heat gradient are likewise obtained for different physical parameters values. From the study, it was observed that the parameters which enhanced the heat source terms decreased the fluid viscosity and caused increase in the flow rate. Also, parameter that reduced heat source terms encouraged viscosity which resulted in retardation of the fluid velocity.