Effect of space and temperature dependent internal heat generation/absorption on Casson fluid flow in the presence of an inclined magnetic field

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Authors :

P. Renuka1, B. Ganga2 and A.K. Abdul Hakeem3*

Author Address :

1Department of Mathematics, Erode Sengunthar Engineering college, Erode - 638 057, India.
2Department of Mathematics, Providence College for Women, Coonoor - 643 104, India.
3Department of Mathematics, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore - 641 020, India.

*Corresponding author.

Abstract :

The present study focuses on the inclined magnetic field effect on Casson fluid flow over a stretching sheet with non-uniform heat source/sink. The velocity slip boundary conditions are considered. A similarity transformation of governing equation is used to reduce into a non-dimensional form. The flow and thermal equations are derived and solved analytically by using confluent hypergeometric function and numerically by using shooting iteration technique together with Runge-Kutta fourth order. Results for various flow characteristics are presented through graphs. It is found that increasing the values of the inclined magnetic field enhances the thermal boundary layer. Also observed that the increasing value of non-uniform heat source/sink parameter increase the thermal boundary layer thickness.

Keywords :

Casson fluid, Inclined magnetic field, Non-uniform heat source/sink, Slip flow, Thermal radiation.



Article Info :

Received : November 25, 2017; Accepted : March 06, 2018.



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