Unsteady MHD mixed convection along an exponentially stretching surface: Impact of opposing buoyancy

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Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the unsteady mixed convection along an exponentially stretching surface in presence of transverse magnetic field applied at the wall and the opposing buoyancy flow. Design/methodology/approach: The dimensional partial differential equations governing the flow field are transformed to non-dimensional coupled partial differential equations with the aid of suitable non-similar transformations. The resulting equations are then solved by the coalition of quasilinearization technique and the finite difference method. Findings: Effects of volumetric heat source/sink, suction/blowing and other dimensionless parameters on velocity and temperature profiles are examined numerically. This investigation reveals that in presence of opposing buoyancy flow, the suction and volumetric heat source enhances the skin-friction coefficient, while the rise in the MHD increases the momentum boundary layer. Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, no such investigation has been carried out in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2769-2783
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Exponentially stretching surface
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Mixed convection
  • Suction/blowing
  • Unsteady effects
  • Volumetric heat source/sink

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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