Influence of mixed convection in an exponentially decreasing external flow velocity

P. M. Patil, H. S. Ramane, S. Roy, Vijaykumar Hindasageri, Ebrahim Momoniat

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This article explores the influence of mixed convection in a steady incompressible laminar boundary layer flow for an exponentially decreasing free stream velocity in presence of surface mass transfer and heat source or sink. The nonlinear partial differential equations governing the flow and thermal fields are expressed in dimensionless form with the help of suitable non-similar transformations. The mathematical complexities in obtaining non-similar solutions at the leading edge of the streamwise coordinate as well as non-similarity variable ξ have overcome by using the implicit finite difference scheme in conjunction with Quasi-linearization technique by choosing an appropriate finer step sizes along the streamwise direction. The effects of various dimensionless physical parameters on velocity and thermal fields are analysed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-399
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Exponentially decreasing free stream velocity
  • Heat source/sink
  • Mixed convection
  • Non-similar solution
  • Wall suction/blowing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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