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Naikoti Kishan1 and P. Kavitha This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.2

1Department of Mathematics, Osmania University, Hyderabad -7, A.P., India
2Nalla Narashima Reddy Education Society’s Group of Institutions, Ghatkesar, RR-88, A.P., India


Received: December 4, 2013
Accepted: August 19, 2014
Publication Date: September 1, 2014

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Non-Newtonian magneto-hydro dynamic boundary layer flow of an electrically conducting power law fluid flowing over a non-linear stretching surface in the presence of thermal radiation, taking into account the viscous dissipation effects is investigated. By using quasi-linearization technique first linearize the non linear momentum equation and then the coupled ordinary differential equations are solved numerically by an implicit finite difference scheme. The numerical solution is found to be dependent on several governing parameters. A systematic study is carried out to illustrate the effects of various parameters on the fluid velocity and the temperature distribution in the boundary layer through graphs. The results for the local skin-friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number are tabulated and discussed and found to be in good agreement with earlier published results.

Keywords: Magneto-Hydrodynamic Flow, Power-Law Fluid, Stretching Sheet, Heat Source/Sink Parameter, Viscous Dissipation


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