Unsteady MHD Mixed Convection Flow of Water over a Sphere ‎with Mass Transfer

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India

2 College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom


This paper examines the unsteady magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) mixed convection flow over a sphere combined with variable fluid properties. An implicit finite difference scheme, together with the quasi-linearization, is used to find non-similar solutions for the governing equations. The vanishing skin friction is prevented or at least delayed by enhancing the mixed convection in both the cases of steady and unsteady fluid flow. Both skin friction and heat transfer coefficients are found to be increasing with an increase in time or MHD parameter.


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