Effect of thermal radiation on boundary layer flow and heat transfer of dusty fluid over an unsteady stretching sheet

  • S Manjunatha
  • B.J. Gireesha
  • C.S. Bagewadi
Keywords: Unsteady flow and heat transfer, Boundary layer flow, Stretching porous Surface, Dusty fluid, Thermal radiation, Numerical solution

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to study the boundary layer flow and heat transfer analysis of an unsteady viscous dusty fluid over a porous stretching surface. Momentum Boundary layer equation considers the effect of transverse magnetic field whereas thermal Boundary layer equation considers the effect of thermal radiation. The governing partial Differential equations are reduced to coupled non-linear ordinary differential equations using similarity transformation. Numerical solutions of these equations are obtained with the help of RKF-45 method. The solution is found to be dependent on different governing parameters. Some important findings reported in this work reveal that the effect of radiation has significant impact in controlling the rate of heat transfer in the boundary layer region.

Keywords: Unsteady flow and heat transfer; Boundary layer flow; Stretching porous Surface; Dusty fluid; Thermal radiation; Numerical solution

Published
2018-03-23
Section
Articles

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