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Variable viscosity effects on mixed convection heat and mass transfer along a semi-infinite vertical plate in the presence of chemical reaction and viscous dissipation

Naikoti Kishan, P. Amrutha


An analysis is carried out to study the viscous dissipation and variable viscosity effects on the flow, heat and mass transfer characteristics in a viscous fluid over a semi-infinite vertical porous plate in the presence of chemical reaction. The governing boundary layer equations are written into a dimensionless form by similarity transformations. The transformed coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations are solved numerically by using the implicit finite difference method. The effects of different parameters on the dimensionless velocity, temperature, and concentration profiles are shown graphically. In addition, tabulated results for the local skin-friction coefficient, the local Nusselt number, and the local Sherwood number are presented and discussed.

Keywords: Variable viscosity, Chemical Reaction, Viscous Dissipation, Finite difference method, Suction.

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