Title: Nonsimilar solutions of magnetohydrodynamic and thermophoresis particle deposition on mixed convection problem in porous media along a vertical surface with variable wall temperature

Authors: Rebhi. A. Damseh, Montasser S. Tahat, A.C. Benim

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, Al-Huson University College, Al-Balqa' Applied University, P.O. Box 50-21510, Huson, Jordan. ' Mechanical Engineering Department, Al-Huson University College, Al-Balqa' Applied University, P.O. Box 50-21510, Huson, Jordan. ' Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Duesseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Josef-Gockeln-Str. 9, D-40474 Duesseldorf, Germany

Abstract: Steady-state Magnetohydrodynamic mixed convection heat and mass transfer in the presence of thermophoretic and transverse magnetic field over a vertical flat plate embedded in a conductive fluid-saturated porous medium is investigated. Variations of the wall temperature and concentration are taken into account. The non-linear governing equations of the boundary layer in non-dimensional form are discretised by the finite difference method. An excellent agreement of the results with the previously published work is observed. Representative results are displayed graphically, which show the influence of the magnetic force and boundary conditions on the governing parameters of the problem.

Keywords: magnetic fields; thermophoresis; mixed convection; porous medium; magnetohydrodynamics; MHD; convection heat transfer; mass transfer; vertical plates; flat plates; wall temperature; boundary layer; finite difference method.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2009.022309

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2009 Vol.9 No.1, pp.58 - 65

Published online: 29 Dec 2008 *

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