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ISRN Thermodynamics
Volume 2013, Article ID 291270, 10 pages
Research Article

MHD Flow and Heat Transfer in a Channel Bounded by a Shrinking Sheet and a Porous Medium Bed: Homotopy Analysis Method

Department of Mathematics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302004, India

Received 26 October 2012; Accepted 15 November 2012

Academic Editors: G. L. Aranovich and R. R. Burnette

Copyright © 2013 Dileep Singh Chauhan and Rashmi Agrawal. 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.


MHD flow of viscous conducting fluid is considered between a shrinking sheet and a porous medium bed. Suction is applied at the upper shrinking sheet and its surface temperature is always maintained higher than the temperature of the lower porous bed surface. Similarity transformations and HAM are used to solve the governing equations for velocity and temperature fields. The effects of various pertinent parameters on the results are discussed graphically.