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Advances in Mathematical Physics
Volume 2016, Article ID 7036728, 14 pages
Research Article

Homotopy Analysis of the Radiation Effect on MHD Flow with Heat and Mass Transfer due to a Point Sink

Department of Mathematics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Raigad District 402103, India

Received 4 June 2016; Revised 8 September 2016; Accepted 27 September 2016

Academic Editor: Alkesh Punjabi

Copyright © 2016 C. N. Guled and B. B. Singh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An analytical solution of the magnetohydrodynamic, steady, and incompressible laminar boundary layer flow in the presence of heat and mass transfer as well as magnetic field on a cone due to a point sink by using the homotopy analysis method (HAM) has been studied under the radiative fluid properties. The HAM produces an analytical solution of the governing self-similar nonlinear two-point boundary layer equations. The effects of the suction/injection, magnetic, and radiation parameters over the obtained solution have been discussed. The effects of Prandtl number on temperature and Schmidt number on concentration profiles have also been studied. It has been observed that the temperature profiles exhibit an increasing trend with radiation in case of injection while an opposite trend is observed in case of suction. The results obtained in the present study have also been compared numerically as well as graphically with the corresponding results obtained by using other methods. An excellent agreement has been found between them. The analytical solution obtained by the HAM is very near to the exact solution for a properly selected initial guess, auxiliary, and convergence control parameters and for higher orders of deformations.