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Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

2016 year, number 4

Effect of Melting on an MHD Micropolar Fluid Flow Toward a Shrinking Sheet with Thermal Radiation

K. Das1, A. Sarkar2
1College, Cooch Behar, W.B., Pin-736101, India
2Ramnagar High School, Nadia, Pin-741502, W.B., India
Keywords: микрополярная жидкость, плавление, магнитогидродинамика, тепловое излучение, сжимаемая пластина, micropolar fluid, melting, MHD, thermal radiation, shrinking sheet


The effect of melting on a steady boundary layer stagnation-point flow and heat transfer of an electrically conducting micropolar fluid toward a horizontal shrinking sheet in the presence of a uniform transverse magnetic field and thermal radiation is studied. A similarity transformation technique is adopted to obtain self-similar ordinary differential equations, which are solved numerically. The present results are found to be in good agreement with previously published data. Numerical results for the dimensionless velocity and temperature profiles, as well as for the skin friction and the rate of heat transfer are obtained.