Numerical study of streamwise and cross flow in the presence of heat and mass transfer

Rizwan-ul-Haq, Feroz Ahmed Soomro, Z. H. Khan, Qasem M. Al-Mdallal

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The present model is devoted to investigate the streamwise and cross flow of a viscous fluid over a heated moving surface. Viscous dissipation effects are also considered with heat and mass transfer effects and these effects with cross flow have not been explored yet in the literature. Governing boundary layer equations consist in the form of nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). Compatible transformations are applied to change such equations into ordinary differential equations which are further solved using the Runge-Kutta technique and shooting method. Linear stability analysis is also performed over the obtained solutions to validate the results and to determine the smallest eigenvalues. Three different kinds of fluids namely: acetone, water and ethaline glycol are investigated to analyse the heat transfer rate. The problem contains important physical parameters namely: Prandtl number, Eckert numbers and Lewis number. The obtained solutions are discussed in detail against each physical parameter using graphs and tables.

Original languageEnglish
Article number214
JournalEuropean Physical Journal Plus
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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