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ISRN Thermodynamics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 284637, 9 pages
Research Article

Effects of Binary Chemical Reaction and Activation Energy on MHD Boundary Layer Heat and Mass Transfer Flow with Viscous Dissipation and Heat Generation/Absorption

American International University-Bangladesh, House 23, 17, Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh

Received 17 December 2012; Accepted 6 January 2013

Academic Editors: G. L. Aranovich, C. D. Daub, P. Espeau, and Z. Xu

Copyright © 2013 Kh. Abdul Maleque. 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.


We study an unsteady MHD free convection heat and mass transfer boundary layer incompressible fluid flow past a vertical porous plate in the presence of viscous dissipation, heat generation/absorption, chemical reaction, and Arrhenius activation energy. The plate is moving with uniform velocity. The chemical reaction rate in the function of temperature is also considered. The governing partial differential equations are reduced to ordinary differential equations by introducing local similarity transformation (Maleque (2010)) and then are solved numerically by shooting method using the Nachtsheim-Swigert iteration technique. The results of the numerical solution are then presented graphically as well as the tabular form for difference values of the various parameters.