Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of first‐order homogeneous chemical reaction on a two‐dimensional boundary layer flow past a vertical stretching surface in the presence of internal heat generation. Design/methodology/approach – Using the Boussinesq and boundary‐layer approximations, the fluid equations for momentum, energy balance and concentration governing the problem are formulated. The governing partial differential equations are transformed using similarity transformations into a set of coupled ordinary differential equations that are solved numerically using a shooting technique and a sixth‐order Runge‐Kutta scheme. Findings – It was found that for positive values of the buoyancy parameters, the local skin friction and mass transfer coefficients increase with increasing Eckert and Schmidt numbers while the heat transfer coefficient decreases with both Eckert and Schmidt numbers. Both the velocity and temperature profiles increase significantly when the heat generation parameter increases. Practical implications – Continuous surface heat and mass transfer problems occur naturally in metallurgical process such as in the aerodynamic extrusion of plastic sheets, hot rolling and the cooling of metallic plates in a cooling bath. This work provides a very useful source of information for researchers on this subject. Originality/value – This paper illustrates the effects of chemical reaction on boundary layer flow past a vertical stretching surface in the presence of internal heat generation.
International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 9, 2011
Keywords: Boundary layer flow; Chemical reaction; Internal heat generation; Buoyancy forces; Stretching surface
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera