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Hazem Ali Attia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1

1Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Al-Qasseem University, P.O. Box 237, Buraidah 81999, KSA


Received: September 21, 2005
Accepted: March 21, 2006
Publication Date: March 1, 2007

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An analysis is made of the steady hydromagnetic laminar three dimensional stagnation point flow of an incompressible viscous fluid impinging on a permeable stretching surface with heat generation or absorption. A uniform magnetic field is applied normal to the plate which is maintained at a constant temperature. Numerical solution for the governing nonlinear momentum and energy equations is obtained. The effect of the strength of the uniform magnetic field, the surface stretching velocity, and the heat generation/absorption coefficient on both the flow and heat transfer is presented and discussed.

Keywords: Stagnation Point Flow, Stretching Surface, Hydromagnetic Flow, Heat Transfer, Numerical Solution


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