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Journal of Fluids
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 561263, 9 pages
Research Article

Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer on MHD Peristaltic Flow through a Tapered Asymmetric Channel

1Department of Mathematics, University College of Engineering Arni (A Constituent College of Anna University, Chennai), Arni, Tamil Nadu 632 326, India
2Department of Mathematics, Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman College of Engineering, Vadamavandal, Tamil Nadu 604 410, India
3Department of Mathematics, C. Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering & Technology, Melvisharam, Tamil Nadu 632 509, India

Received 31 August 2014; Accepted 15 December 2014

Academic Editor: Miguel Onorato

Copyright © 2015 M. Kothandapani et al. 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.


This paper describes the peristaltic flow of an incompressible viscous fluid in a tapered asymmetric channel with heat and mass transfer. The fluid is electrically conducting fluid in the presence of a uniform magnetic field. The propagation of waves on the nonuniform channel walls to have different amplitudes and phase but with the same speed is generated the tapered asymmetric channel. The assumptions of low Reynolds number and long wavelength approximations have been used to simplify the complicated problem into a relatively simple problem. Analytical expressions for velocity, temperature, and concentration have been obtained. Graphically results of the flow characteristics are also sketched for various embedded parameters of interest entering the problem and interpreted.