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Magnetohydrodynamics stagnation point flow towards a stretching vertical sheet

A. Ishak1 , R. Nazar1 , I. Pop2

1 School of Mathematical Sciences, National University of Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cluj, R-3400 Cluj, CP253, Romania

The analysis of steady two-dimensional stagnation point flow of an incompressible viscous and electrically conducting fluid, subject to a transverse uniform magnetic field, over a vertical stretching sheet is investigated when the sheet is stretched in its own plane with a velocity and a temperature proportional to the distance from the stagnation point. It is shown that the basic partial differential equations reduce to similarity equations. This is followed by a direct numerical solution of the resulting boundary value problem using a very efficient finite-difference method. Discussions are made to trace among them the physically realistic solution. Tables 5, Figs 13, Refs 17.

Magnetohydrodynamics 42, No. 1, 77-90, 2006 [PDF, 0.23 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X