Variable viscosity effects on hydromagnetic boundary layer flow along a continuously moving vertical plate in the presence of radiation. (English) Zbl 1121.76071

Summary: We study the flow and heat transfer of an incompressible viscous electrically conducting fluid over a continuously moving vertical infinite plate with uniform suction and heat flux in the presence of radiation, taking into account the effects of variable viscosity. It is found that the velocity increases as the viscosity of air or the magnetic parameter decreases, and the thermal boundary layer thickness increases as the radiation parameter increases. The skin-friction coefficient is computed and discussed for various values of the parameters.


76W05 Magnetohydrodynamics and electrohydrodynamics
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)