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Abstract Free convection effects of a micropolar fluid along a stretching sheet embedded in a porous medium in the presence of a volumetric non-uniform heat source is investigated in the present paper. Thermal diffusion and first order chemical reaction are also considered in the present study to govern the flow characteristic. The generalization of the earlier studies centers round: (i) The magnetohydrodynamic flow is made to pass through a porous medium characterized by a non-Darcian drag coefficient affecting the momentum equation. (ii) The energy equation is modified with the interplay of non-uniform heat source. (iii) Consideration of chemically reactive species characterized by first order chemical reaction and thermal diffusion i.e. Soret modifying the equation of species concentration. Similarity transformation technique is used to transform the governing nonlinear partial differential equations into ordinary differential equations. The numerical solutions are achieved showing the effects of pertinent parameters. For verification of the present findings the results of this study have been compared with the earlier works in particular cases.

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Chemical reaction and Soret effects on hydromagnetic micropolar fluid along a stretching sheet

S.R. Mishra a'*, S. Baagb, D.K. Mohapatra3

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Article history: Received 23 May 2016 Revised 6 July 2016 Accepted 26 July 2016 Available online 21 August 2016

Keywords: MHD

Micropolar Porous medium Thermal radiation Non-uniform heat source Thermal diffusion Chemical reaction

ABSTRACT

Free convection effects of a micropolar fluid along a stretching sheet embedded in a porous medium in the presence of a volumetric non-uniform heat source is investigated in the present paper. Thermal diffusion and first order chemical reaction are also considered in the present study to govern the flow characteristic. The generalization of the earlier studies centers round: (i) The magnetohydrodynamic flow is made to pass through a porous medium characterized by a non-Darcian drag coefficient affecting the momentum equation. (ii) The energy equation is modified with the interplay of non-uniform heat source. (iii) Consideration of chemically reactive species characterized by first order chemical reaction and thermal diffusion i.e. Soret modifying the equation of species concentration. Similarity transformation technique is used to transform the governing nonlinear partial differential equations into ordinary differential equations. The numerical solutions are achieved showing the effects of pertinent parameters. For verification of the present findings the results of this study have been compared with the earlier works in particular cases.

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1. Introduction

In recent years, the theory of micropolar fluid has attracted significant attention among the researchers. Moreover, micropolar fluids could be able to model the fluid in the presence of dust particle. The presence of micropolar fluid can be found in polymer fluids, animal blood, fluids suspensions etc. Further, micropolar fluids have numerous practical applications in engineering to heat and mass transfer area. Number of literatures is available on the thermal boundary layer flows over moving boundaries [1,2]. Pioneering work in the field of micropolar fluids is initiated by Eringer [3]. Principally, micropolar fluids consisted with different class of fluid microstructure and non-symmetrical stress term.

Sakiadis [4] studied the behavior of laminar boundary layer on continuous solid surfaces. The mathematical problem was solved by using two different methods and the results are in good agreement between two methods of solution. Kim and Lee [5] studied the problem of the MHD oscillatory flow of a micropolar fluid over a vertical porous plate. In their study, they considered electrically conducting oscillatory two dimensional laminar viscous incom-

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pressible flows. In order to simplify boundary conditions Kim and Lee [5] assumed that the size of holes in the porous medium was much bigger compare to the microscopic length scale. Chen and Char [6] studied the effect of heat transfer on a continuous stretching surface with suction or blowing. A power law variation of wall temperature was considered to a horizontal heated surface. Grubka and Bobba [7] investigated the influence of surface temperature change on continuous and linearly starching surface and then solved by using a series solution to the energy equation based on hypergeometric (Kummer's) functions. As a result, magnitude of the temperature parameter affects the direction and quantity of the heat flow. No heat transfer was observed between the continuous surface and the ambient at y <0, where y is the temperature parameter.

In recent years, several studies have been conducted on Darcy convective transport phenomena [8] such as geothermal reservoir, petroleum industry, thermal insulation, blood flow and artificial analysis. The direct numerical simulation of blood flow through curved geometry for different curvature has been studied to investigate the effect of Dean number and magnetic field [9-14]. In industrial aspect the quality of the products as well as the cost of the production depends on the speed of material collection and the heat transfer rate. Instead of porous medium the flow characteristic in presence of stretching sheet is a great interest to many researchers. Pioneering work in this area has been performed by

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Nomenclature

A*, B* coefficients of space and temperature dependent heat Kc chemical reaction parameter

source/sink T temperature of the fluid

b stretching parameter T 1 w stretching sheet temperature

Bo magnetic field of constant strength T 11 ambient temperature

cf drag coefficient uw characteristic velocity

Cf local skin friction coefficient u velocity along the x-direction

cp specific heat v velocity along the y-direction

C concentration of the fluid x, y coordinates

C stretching sheet concentration

C ambient concentration Greek symbols

Ec Eckert number a space dependent heat source/sink parameter

F inertia-coefficient b temperature dependent heat source/sink parameter

g microrotation profile h(g), /(g) non-dimensional temperature and concentration

j reference length parameter

D material parameter g similarity variable

Kp porous parameter t kinematic viscosity

kp permeability of the porous medium s stress tensor

kf thermal conductivity r electrical conductivity of the fluid

K consistency coefficient q density of the fluid

M magnetic parameter c spin gradient viscosity

Nux local Nusselt number e porous parameter

Pr generalized Prandtl number sxy shear stress component of the stress tensor

q'" non-uniform heat source/sink kt thermal buoyancy parameter

Rex local Reynolds number kc solutal buoyancy parameter

s surface condition parameter

Sc Schmidt number

Crane [15], who studied 2D boundary layer flow of an incompressible and viscous fluid. McCormack and Crane [16] discussed the physical characteristics of boundary layer flow over a stretching sheet, where the sheet is moving along its own plane direction. Mohanty et al. [17] analyzed heat and mass transfer effect of micropolar fluid over a stretching sheet. Mishra et al. [18] studied on magnetohydrodynamic free convection in a micropolar fluid with heat source.

MHD flow and heat transfer adjacent to a stretching vertical sheet is analyzed by Ishak et al. [19]. Mehmood et al. [20] studied an oblique stagnation flow of Jeffery fluid over a stretching convec-tive surface: Optimal solution. Akbar et al. [21] studied numerical analysis of magnetic field on Eyring-Powell fluid flow towards a stretching sheet. Abel along with his co-authors [22] discussed the effects of space and temperature dependent heat source on vis-coelastic fluid flow and heat transfer over a stretching sheet, while Qasim et al. [23] reported the effect of heat transfer in a micropolar fluid over a stretching sheet with Newtonian heating. Pal and Mon-dal [24] studied the effect of variable viscosity on MHD non-Darcy mixed convection heat transfer over a stretching sheet embedded in a porous medium with non-uniform heat source/sink. The well-known Forchheimer's extension technique was used to describe the governing flow in the porous medium. The nonlinear governing equations were solved numerically by using Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method associated with shooting technique.

Bhukta et al. [25] have analyzed heat and mass transfer on MHD flow of a viscoelastic fluid through porous medium. Recently, Jeffrey fluid in the boundary layer is investigated over stretching sheet [26,27] by using Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM) and the flow, heat and mass transfer rate are controlled by using magnetic field. Many researchers have been studied the influence of transverse magnetic field on such type of fluids over a stretching sheet owing to some specific characteristic of magnetic field. Haq et al. [28] investigated that, radiation effect on stagnation point flow of micropolar nanofluid over a stretching surface. Recently, Baag et al. [29] studied the MHD flow of a viscoelastic fluid past

between infinite parallel plates with time dependent suction. Further, many researchers [30,31] studied the heat and mass transfer effects on MHD flow over a stretching shhet. Tripathy et al. [32] analyzed the effect of first order chemical reaction effect on MHD free convective surface over a moving vertical plane. Hayat et al. [33] presented the slip flow effects on peristaltic transport in an inclined asymmetric channel with mass transfer and chemical reaction. Exact solution for peristaltic transport of micropolar fluid in a channel in the presence of heat source/sink was presented by Hayat et al. [34]. Further, Hayat et al. [35,36] analyzed thermal diffusion and diffusion-thermo effects in peristaltic transport of physiological fluids with chemical reaction: A mathematical analysis. Moreover, they [37] have studied MHD stagnation point flowofJef-frey fluid over a convectively heated stretching sheet.

Kumar [38] has studied the dynamics of hydromagnetic micropolar flow along a stretching sheet. His work was confined to the flow within the regions i.e. velocity, thermal and concentration boundary layers. He has considered the mass transfer of species without chemical reaction. Further, the flow problem is considered in the absence of porous matrix in the study of Kumar [38]. Moreover, though he has considered the viscous dissipation and Joule dissipation effects in energy equation but not considered any volumetric heat source either constant or variable strength which are of usual occurrence.

Motivated by above literatures and application the present paper explores the free convective heat and mass transfer from a vertical plate embedded in electrically conductive micropolar fluid. As the literature is beset with stabilizing/destabilizing effect of heat source on the flows in boundary layer, the necessity of inclusion of heat source is warranted. Add to it, the mass transfer of non-reactive species of industrial fluid is a far reaching cry, and hence the justification of accounting for the chemical reaction arises. Therefore, the present study deals with a flow model of micropolar fluid with non-uniform heat source and first order chemical reaction. A nonlinear non- Darcy model is applied to account for the effect of porous matrix on the flow phenomena.

Secondly, non-uniform volume heat source/sink is introduced to the energy equation. Finally, a first order chemical reaction term has been added to concentration boundary layer to account for the effect of chemical reacting species.

Darcy's law usually assumed to be the fundamental equation [39,40] when a flow past through porous medium. The principle of Darcy's law is the velocity components are directly proportional to the gradient of pressure. Hence, this law is only valid for low speed flows. The force of the fluid which is also proportional to the velocity components may be deviated from the Darcy drag force [41]. Brinkman have proposed generalization considering the convective force. To study the flow embedded by porous medium the generalized Darcy law should be used. Moreover, as we have considered modified Darcy law which is to account for the dissipative terms such as viscous dissipations and Joule dissipation characterized by Eckert number (Ec) which does not depend upon purely physical property but it grows in proportion to the square of the velocity. Therefore, the present study aims at exploring the influences of the pertinent physical parameters relating to the aforesaid flow, heat and mass transfer dynamics in the presence of radiation and Soret number (Fig. 1).

2. Mathematical formulation

Consider an electrically conducting steady two dimensional incompressible micropolar fluid flow on a moving sheet. A magnetic field of intensity B0 is perpendicularly applied to the stretching sheet. It is assumed that the effect of both magnetic and electric field is very less while magnetic Reynolds number of the flow is small. Let the x axis represent the position of the sheet and y-axis perpendicular to it. The corresponding velocity components are u and v along x-axis and y-axis respectively and N is microrotation component. Also Tw is the wall temperature of the sheet, T1 is temperature of the fluid far away from the sheet and T is temperature of the fluid in boundary layer. The governing equations of micropolar fluid following Kumar [38] with the appropriate boundary conditions are given by

du dv_ 0 dx + dy =

u dx + v dy =

kv\ cfu km dx

q dy2 q dy q + gbT(T - Ti)+gbc(C - Ci)

u-jT-u - -

kp Jkl

= C dy2 - k

2x + ir

O O stretching o

qMu dX + v dy

(i+kv)(ju) + pb2u2

16g*Tj /d2T

dC dC n d2C DmkT d2T v fr u M + Vdy = Dm dyC + — dy2 - Kc(C - C~)

u = uw = bx, v = 0 ,

m— du T — T

x = 5 dy ; 1 = 1 w,

I T = T C = C

1 1 1 ooi ^-ooi

C = Cw as y !

at y =

The fourth and fifth terms on the right hand side of Eq. (2) contribute due to non-Darcian flow over porous media. The second term in Eq. (5) represents the first order chemical reaction. Following the work of Rees and Pop [42], it is assumed that y = (i + 2)j, where j = g as a reference length. The non-uniform heat source/ sink q'" is considered following [43]

q'' ' = Pfw(X) [A*(Tw - Ti)f' + (T - Ti)B*;

Here it is worth to note that the internal heat generation/absorption corresponds to A* >0, B* > 0, A* >0, B* >0 respectively. The similarity transformations and dimensional variables have been used to transform Eqs. (2)-(5) into a set of ordinary differential equations. i.e.

n =( yfy y, u = bxf ' (n) , v =-Vbtf (n)

x = ^xg(n), e(n)= TwTt, /(n) =Cw-Ci

In view of Eq. (8), the Eqs. (2)-(5) and the boundary conditions (6) are reduced to

(1 + D)f''' + ff" - (1 + F)f'2 + Dg - (M + Kp)f + kth + kc/ = 0

(l + D) g'' + fg' - f - D(2g + f ')=0

(1 + R + eh) Pr

h'' + f h' - 2f ' e +(1 + A)Ecf''2 + EcMf '2

+ (1 + eh)(af' + bh)=0

/'' + Scf /' - 2f'/) + ScS(,e'' - ScS/ = 0 and the boundary conditions are

f(0) = 0, f (0) = 1, g(0) =-sf''(0), e(0) =

f(i) = 0 , g(i) = 0 , e(i) = 0, /(i) =

(9) (10)

(11) (12)

1, /(0) = 1,1 1)= 0 j

where the suffix prime denotes the order of differentiation with respect to n and the dimensionless parameter are

c> "" / field

D = % , M = ,Pr = Ptp ¿0 = -^

cp(Tw-T1)

Cr- t ! _ gbT(T-Ti) a _ ,Sc = d ,kt =—)b*i 'a = Kc

1 _ gbC(C-Ci) F — f- 1--t- R- 16Tjg' kc = b2l ' i/kp'Kp = bkp,n= k1kf '

3. Physical quantities of interest

S kT(Tw-Ti) d — Kc o_ J0 = Tm(Cw-Ci) = bv'P =

kfB' Kc„

Fig. 1. Flow configuration.

The shear stress can be written as:

sw —

(l + M ( @u) + kmx

(l + kv)bx]jtf "(0)

The local skin friction coefficient Cf can be defined as

tw (1 + A)f'(0)

(puW/2)

where Rex = ^ is the local Reynolds number and uw = bx as a characteristic velocity.

The couple stress at the surface is defined by

( drn\

= c— =

Mw = c

= luj 1 + - g' (0)

The local surface heat flux qw(x), the local Nusselt number Nux, the local mass flux jw and Sherwood number Shx are given as follows

qw(x) = -kf(Tw - Ti)^'(0)

Nux = — -xh (0)

lb-x° " v

= -h' (0)

jw -©=0

Shx = jlT-^x/ ^Jffi =-/' (0)

4. Method of solution

In the present study, the robust Runge-Kutta method associated with shooting technique has been used to solved the couples non-linear Eqs. (9)-(12) subject to boundary conditions Eq. (13). The numerical solutions are obtained to exhibit the effects of emerging parameters on the velocity, temperature and concentration distributions through Figs. 2-12 and Tables 1-3 present the numerical computation of local skin friction, couple stress, Nusselt number and Sherwood number.

5. Results and discussion

Steady incompressible Hydromagnetic flow of micropolar fluid past over a stretching sheet embedded in a porous medium is considered in the present study. Momentum equation is enhanced with an addition of thermal and mass buoyancy, energy equation is associated with radiation and non-uniform heat source and the first order chemical reaction and thermal diffusion (Soret) are incorporated the mass transfer equation. The following discussion reveals the variation of different physical parameters which govern the flow, heat and mass transfer phenomena.

Fig. 2 exhibits the effect of magnetic parameter on the velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration profiles in both the absence/presence of porous matrix. The curves I(blue),II(red) (F = 0, Kp = 0 and M = 0,1) flow without porous medium represents the case of Kumar [38] in the absence of other emerging parameters characterizing the flow phenomena. It was observed that the present result is in good agreement with the previous work of Kumar [38]. From curves I(blue), II(red) and III(black), it is evident that all the parameters M and Kp reduce the velocity distribution. This reduction of velocity due to Lorentz force, a resistive force, produce electromagnetic origin, M qualitatively agrees with desired result, causes a reduction along the main direction of flow. Whereas reverse trend is viewed in case of other three profiles such as microrotation, temperature and concentration. These profiles are enhanced as magnetic parameter increases in the absence/ presence of porous matrix. Thus, it concluded that external body forces imposed due to magnetic field, porous medium and inertial coefficient favors the microrotation of the polar fluid.

The specialty of Fig. 3 is to bring out the effect of an important parameter D(=km/i), the material parameter which is the ratio of two viscosities of the fluid under consideration i.e. dynamic viscosity and vortex viscosity. For D = 1 both the viscosities are of same order of magnitude. It is observed that the inclusion of material parameter D is to increase the velocity at all points in the absence of porous medium and the presence of porous matrix reduces it. It is clear to note that the microrotation profile reduces as D increases in the absence of porous matrix and the presence of porous matrix reduces it. Thus, it is concluded that effect of porosity of the medium combined with magnetic parameter gives rise to a

jy 0.5

0.8 0.6

jy 0.4 ra

jy 0.5

X, = Xc = R = A* = B*=

■ Sc = S0 = S = 0 'ù \\ v.

0 5 10 0 5 10

Fig. 2. Comparison plot for velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration profiles.

Fig. 3. Effects of A and Kp on velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration profile.

iik 0.5

xt = -0.1, 0, 0.1, 0.5

Xx = -0.1, 0, 0.1, 0.5, -0.5

Fig. 4. Effect of kt on velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration profiles.

transverse compression producing a thinner boundary layer. The common characteristics of the profiles show that a rise of temperature is indicated near the boundary then temperature falls gradually to attend the ambient temperature within a few layers near the plate. It is to note that the material parameter D enhance the temperature in the thermal boundary layers. Thus, it is concluded that higher shear rate and viscous dissipation contribute to rise in temperature and hence favors the growth of thermal boundary layer. Further, in the absence of porous matrix the solutal concentration boundary layer reduces as material parameter increases whereas the presence of porous matrix enhances it.

Fig. 4 depicts the effect of thermal buoyancy parameter kt on the flow phenomena. The positive value of kt (kt > 0) corresponds

to cooling of the plate and the negative value (kt < 0) corresponds to heating near the wall. It is clear to note that thermal buoyancy enhances the velocity distributions significantly whereas flow instability occurs for higher value of heating of the plate i.e. kt = -0.5 the velocity becomes higher at far of the plate. The microrotation profile has reverse trend for the increasing value of kt but the distribution is insignificant. Further, the temperature and concentration profile retards significantly as kt increases from negative values to positive i.e. kt p -0.1. It is interesting to note that for kt = -0.5 both the thermal and concentration layers have maximum fall near the plate. It is due to the fact that interplay of magnetic parameter and drag force both cause a decrease in the temperature and concentration.

k k Fig. 5. Effect of kc on velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration profiles.

Fig. 6. Effect of e on velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration profiles.

The variation of solutal buoyancy on the velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration are well exhibited in Fig. 5. It is observed that the velocity profile increases with an increase in solutal buoyancy whereas the microrotation, thermal and concentration boundary layers decreases. It is interesting to report that for kc = -0.5 the thermal boundary layer enhances drastically cause a maximum temperature at the middle of the boundary layer. It is due to the fact that the presence of source/temperature dependent parameter a and b contribute significantly to increase the temperature in all the layers.

The contribution of radiation parameter on temperature profile is depicted in Fig. 7 with the presence/absence of the surface con-

dition parameter. It is evident from the boundary condition, N = -s @y, that s = 0 implies there is no microrotation. It is seen that temperature increases with an increase in thermal radiation under the influence of surface condition parameter i.e. for both the absence of s (s = 0) and presence of s (s = 1).

Figs. 8 and 9 exhibit the effect of source/temperature dependent parameter on temperature profile in the absence/presence of surface condition parameter. From Fig. 8 it is remarked that the temperature profile has pick near the plate and then decreases gradually to meet the boundary condition whereas from Fig. 9 it is seen that temperature profile is asymptotic in nature. But the temperature increases significantly throughout the boundary layer

Fig. 7. Effect of radiation on temperature profiles.

Fig. 8. Effect of a on temperature profiles.

in both the presence/absence of surface condition parameter. Thus, it is concluded that the higher shear rate in the presence of source/ temperature dependent parameter a and b contribute significantly to increase the temperature in all the layers.

Fig. 10 depicts the effect of Soret on concentration profile for both the absence/presence of surface condition parameter. It exhibits a dual character in the concentration boundary layer and observed that increase in Soret number decreases the concentration near the plate up to a region n <5 and after that the effect is reversed. The effect of surface condition parameter is shown in dotted (s = 0) and bold (s > 0)lines. It is seen that the effect of surface condition parameter on the concentration boundary layer is insignificant.

Fig. 11 exhibits solutal variation and Schmidt number through concentration profiles. The negative value of d(d < 0) corresponds to constructive, the positive value of d(d > 0) corresponds to destructive and (d = 0) corresponds to no chemical reaction. This shows, contribution of chemical reaction as well as Schmidt number is significant in reducing the concentration distribution but on careful observation, it is seen that for higher value of Schmidt number Sc = 0.78, concentration distribution is not affected significantly (coincidence of curves), irrespective of constructive or

Fig. 10. Effect of S0 on concentration profiles.

M=A = 0.5, Kp =1, XQ = 0.1 R = 0, Xt = 0.1, e = 0.1, a = 0.1

01 23456789 10

\ Sc = 0.22

X Sc = 0.78

§ = -0.1, 0, 0.1

0123456789 10

Fig. 9. Effect of b on temperature profiles.

Fig. 11. Effect of Schmidt number and chemical reaction on concentration profiles.

M = A = 0.5, ^ = e = a = ß = S0 = 0.1, R = Kp = 1, s = 0.5

0.8 0.6

jy 0.4

0.20.40.60.8 1 1.2 k

jy 0.5

-026- 1-'-'—;

v ^w F = 0, 1, 2

\ -e- 0.22

2.2 2.4 2.6

Fig. 12. Effect of drag coefficient on velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration profiles.

destructive chemical reaction. To sum up, heavier species (higher value of Sc) and chemical reaction coefficient reduce the solutal boundary layer thickness.

Fig. 12 illustrates the inertia coefficient on the velocity, microrotation, temperature and concentration profiles in the presence of other pertinent physical parameters. It is remarked that sharp fall of velocity in the velocity boundary layer as inertia coefficient increases up to a region n < 2.5 and then reverse trend occurs to meet the boundary conditions. It is due to the fact that, inclusion of Lorentz force which is a resistive force; produces electromagnetic origin in the presence of porous matrix retards the profile. Further, microrotation profile increases with the increase in inertia coefficient. From the figure it is clear to note that the fluid temperature increases significantly with the increase in inertia coefficient in both the absence/presence of surface condition parameter. It is observed that the higher shear rate i.e. higher value of s, (s = 2) (bold lines) in the presence of source/temperature dependent parameter a and b contribute significantly to increase the temperature in all the layers. The effect of inertia coefficient on the concentration profile is insignificant but the profile decreases slightly.

The rate of shear stress is calculated and the coefficient of local skin friction for different values of material parameter in the absence of other parameters is computed and presented in Table 1. The present result is compared with the earlier published results of Qasim et al. [23] and Kumar [38] and concluded that the present result is in good agreement with previous works. Table 2 presents the comparison of rate of heat transfer with the results of Grubka and Bobba [7], Chen and Char [6], Ishak et al. [19] and Kumar [38] for different values of Prandtl number in the absence of other parameters.

Table 1

Comparison of Re1/2Cf for different values of K with all other parameters are zero.

K Qasim et al.[23] Kumar [38] Present solution

0 -1.000000 -1.000008 -1.0000082

1 -1.367872 -1.367996 -1.3679963

2 -1.621225 -1.621575 -1.6215752

3 - -1.827392 -1.8273822

4 -2.004133 -2.005420 -2.0054204

Table 2

Comparison of -0 (0) for different values of Pr with all other parameters is zero.

K Grubka and Chen and Ishak Kumar [38] Present

Bobba[7] Char [6] et al. [19]

1 1.3333 1.33334 1.3333 1.33333334 1.3333325

3 2.5097 2.50997 2.5097 2.50972157 2.50971224

10 4.7969 4.79686 4.7969 4.79687059 4.7968048

Table 3

Skin friction coefficient, rate of heat transfer and mass transfer.

0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 -1.0526 1.068862 0.514695

0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.89089 1.093242 0.536834

0.5 1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 -1.15137 1.003129 0.490326

0.5 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.92645 1.085308 0.532187

0.5 0.2 0.2 1 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.88557 0.857909 0.543838

0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.89056 1.064909 0.537505

0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.88941 0.982352 0.539531

0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 -0.88879 1.09432 0.466464

Table 3 presents the coefficient of skin friction, rate of heat transfer at the surface and rate of mass transfer in the presence of various pertinent parameters. It is seen that the parameters A, s, R, Ec and S0 decreases the coefficient of skin friction whereas M and e enhance it significantly in magnitude. The rate of heat transfer at the surface there by cooling of the surface can be accelerated more effectively by increasing

A, s, e and S0. It is also observed that rate of heat transfer decreases with the increase in the values of the parameters M, Ec and R. It is also clear to note that parameters M, e and S0 reduce the rate of mass transfer at the plate whereas increasing A, s, R and Ec parameter enhances the solutal concentration at the plate.

6. Conclusions

The numerical investigation has been carried out in the present study to analyze the influence of governing over a stretching sheet

embedded in a porous medium in the presence of thermal and solutal buoyancy parameters, non-uniform heat source, first order chemical reaction and Soret number. The governing partial differential equations are formulated into ordinary differential equations with the help of similarity transformation and variables. And being solved numerically by using Runge-Kutta method with shooting technique. We have acquired interesting observations graphically for these pertinent parameters which are summarized below:

(1) The velocity profile reduces due to increase in magnetic parameter in both the presence/absence of porous matrix.

(2) The effect of porosity of the medium combined with inertia effect gives rise to a transverse compression producing a thinner boundary layer.

(3) For microrotation in the presence of inertia coefficient and porosity of the medium flow reversal occur.

(4) Higher values of surface condition parameter and porosity of the medium contribute to enhance the microrotation and absence of the effect of these parameters leads to linearise the variation of microrotation profile. Higher share rate and viscous dissipation contribute to growth of thermal boundary layer.

(5) Thermal buoyancy enhance the velocity distributions significantly whereas flow instability occurs for higher value of heating of the plate i.e. kt = -0.5.

(6) The fluid temperature increases with the increase in inertia coefficient in both the absence/presence of surface condition parameter.

(7) Heavier species, chemical reaction coefficient and magnetic field reduce the solutal boundary layer.

(8) Increase in magnetic parameter, porous matrix and inertial effect increases the skin friction while it decreases with increase in material parameter.

(9) Increase in magnetic parameter, porous matrix and inertial effect Sherwood number decreases whereas it increases with an increase in material parameter, Schmidt number and chemical reaction parameter.

It is hoped that present investigation will provide an useful information for many scientific and industrial applications and also serve as a complement to the previous studies.

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