Finite element numerical investigation into unsteady MHD radiating and reacting mixed convection past an impulsively started oscillating plate
In this article, numerical investigation is carried out for the unsteady MHD mixed convection flow of radiating and chemically reacting fluid past an impulsively started oscillating vertical plate with variable temperature and constant mass diffusion. The transport model employed includes the Hall current. A uniform magnetic field is applied transversely to the direction of the fluid flow. The flow consideration is subject to small magnetic Reynolds number. The Rosseland approximation is used to describe the radiation heat flux in the energy equation. The dimensionless governing system of partial differential equations of the flow has been solved numerically by employing the finite element method. The influence of pertinent parameters on primary velocity, secondary velocity, temperature and concentration are presented graphically whereas primary skin friction, secondary skin friction, Nusselt number and Sherwood number are presented in tabular form. A comparison of the present method was made
with the exact solution obtained by Rajput and Kanaujia (2016) by considering primary and secondary skin frictions, it was noticed that a very good agreement.
Keywords: MHD, radiation parameter, chemical reaction parameter, magnetic parameter, Hall current.