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Effects of Variable Viscosity on Hydromagnetic Boundary Layer along a Continuously Moving Vertical Plate in the Presence of Radiation and Chemical Reaction

DOI: 10.4236/jemaa.2013.51002, PP. 5-9

Keywords: MHD, Variable Viscosity, Radiation, Porous Medium, Schmidt Number

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The flow and heat transfer of an incompressible viscous electrically conducting fluid over a continuously moving vertical infinite plate with uniform suction and heat flux in porous medium, taking account of the effects of the variable viscosity, has been considered. The solutions are obtained for velocity, temperature, concentration and skin friction. It is found that the velocity increases as the viscosity of air or porous parameter increases whereas velocity decreases when Schmidt number increases. The skin friction coefficient is computed and discussed for various values of the parameters.

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