IJPAM: Volume 52, No. 4 (2009)

HEAT TRANSFER IN THREE DIMENSIONAL
HYDROMAGNETIC FLOW ALONG A POROUS INFINITE
PLATE IN THE PRESENCE OF VISCOUS DISSIPATIVE HEAT

B.S. Mudagi
Department of Mathematics
Nowrosjee Wadia College
19, Late Prin. V.K. Joag Path, Pune, 411001, INDIA
e-mail: basaweshwarmudagi@yahoo.co.in


Abstract.Gebhast has observed that in natural convection flow fields of extreme size or extremely low temperatures or in high gravity field, the heat due to viscous dissipation plays a dominant role. Hence taking the dissipative heat into account, the heat transfer in the hydromagnetic boundary layer flow of viscous incompressible and finitely conducting fluid along an infinite porous plate with slightly transverse sinusoidal suction has been analyzed. Expressions for velocity profile and temperature distribution are obtained. The rate of heat transfer coefficient on the surface of the plate is obtained and numerically computed to get physical insight of the problem.

Received: March 11, 2009

AMS Subject Classification: 26A33

Key Words and Phrases: heat transfer, dissipative heat, sinusoidal suction, Nusselt number

Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN: 1311-8080
Year: 2009
Volume: 52
Issue: 4