Influence of convective boundary condition on double diffusive mixed convection from a permeable vertical surface

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The main objective of the present paper is to obtain non-similar solutions numerically for steady two dimensional double diffusive mixed convection boundary layer flows along a vertical semi-infinite permeable surface under the influence of convective boundary condition along with surface mass transfer. The nonlinear partial differential equations governing the flow, temperature, and species concentration fields are expressed in non-dimensional form using suitable non-similar transformations. The final non-dimensional set of coupled nonlinear partial differential equations is solved by using an implicit finite difference scheme in combination with quasi-linearization technique. The effects of various governing parameters involved on the velocity, temperature and species concentration profiles are discussed in the present paper. The results show that the streamwise co-ordinate ξ significantly influences the flow, thermal, and concentration fields which indicate the importance of non-similar solutions. Results indicate that buoyancy parameter (Ri) and the ratio of buoyancy forces parameter (N) enhance the skin friction coefficient and decrease the heat transfer coefficient. Also, it is observed that the increase of suction parameter (A = 1) causes the decrease in the magnitude of temperature and concentration profiles from their values for injection parameter (A = -1). In the present investigation, dual solutions are also obtained under similarity assumptions and compared with previously published work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-321
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Convective boundary condition
  • Double diffusive convection
  • Non-similar solution
  • Quasi-linearization and finite difference scheme

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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