MHD THREE DIMENSIONAL STAGNATION-POINT FLOW OF A NEWTONIAN FLUID TOWARDS A UNIFORMLY HEATED AND MOVING PERMEABLE VERTICAL PLATE
- 1 Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
We investigate the three dimensional stagnation-point flow of an electrically conducting incompressible viscous fluid towards a moving vertical permeable plate in the presence of a transverse uniform magnetic field. The partial differential equations governing flow and heat transfer are reduced to a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations by using the appropriate transformations. The MATLAB routine BVP4c is successfully applied to solve these nonlinear ordinary differential equations. The results are compared with those known from the literature and an excellent agreement is found. The effects of the suction/injection parameter on the velocity components, wall shear stress, temperature and heat transfer are discussed through the graphs and tables.