Unsteady hydromagnetic flow of radiating fluid past a convectively heated vertical plate with the Navier slip
Please cite as follows: Makinde, O. D. & Tshehla, M. S. 2014. Unsteady hydromagnetic flow of radiating fluid past a convectively heated vertical plate with the Navier slip. Advances in Mathematical Physics, 2014:1-10 (Article ID 973593), doi:10.1155/2014/973593.
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This paper investigates the unsteady hydromagnetic-free convection of an incompressible electrical conducting Boussinesq’s radiating fluid past a moving vertical plate in an optically thin environment with the Navier slip, viscous dissipation, and Ohmic and Newtonian heating. The nonlinear partial differential equations governing the transient problem are obtained and tackled numerically using a semidiscretization finite difference method coupled with Runge-Kutta Fehlberg integration technique. Numerical data for the local skin friction coefficient and the Nusselt number have been tabulated for various values of parametric conditions. Graphical results for the fluid velocity, temperature, skin friction, and the Nusselt number are presented and discussed. The results indicate that the skin friction coefficient decreases while the heat transfer rate at the plate surface increases as the slip parameter and Newtonian heating increase.