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Soret and Hall effects on unsteady MHD free convection flow of radiating and chemically reactive fluid past a moving vertical plate with ramped temperature in rotating system

G. S. Seth, B. Kumbhakar, S. Sarkar

Abstract


Investigation of Soret and Hall effects on unsteady MHD free convection heat and mass transfer flow of a viscous, incompressible, electrically conducting and optically thick radiating fluid past an impulsively moving infinite vertical plate with ramped temperature through a uniform porous medium in a rotating system in the presence of first order chemical reaction is carried out. Exact analytical solution of the governing equations for fluid velocity, fluid temperature and species concentration subject to appropriate initial and boundary conditions is obtained using Laplace transform technique. Expressions for shear stress, rate of heat transfer and rate of mass transfer at the plate are derived for both ramped temperature and isothermal plates. The numerical values of primary and secondary fluid velocities, fluid temperature and species concentration are displayed graphically whereas those of shear stress and rate of mass transfer at the plate are presented in tabular form for various values of pertinent flow parameters.

Keywords: Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), Hall current, chemical reaction, Soret effect, Ramped wall temperature.




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