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ISRN Applied Mathematics
Volume 2014, Article ID 492906, 7 pages
Research Article

Gravity Modulation Effects of Hydromagnetic Elastico-Viscous Fluid Flow past a Porous Plate in Slip Flow Regime

Department of Mathematics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam 786 004, India

Received 17 February 2014; Accepted 11 March 2014; Published 21 May 2014

Academic Editors: I. Hashim and Y. Liu

Copyright © 2014 Debasish Dey. 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.


The two-dimensional hydromagnetic free convective flow of elastico-viscous fluid (Walters liquid Model ) with simultaneous heat and mass transfer past an infinite vertical porous plate under the influence of gravity modulation effects has been analysed. Generalized Navier’s boundary condition has been used to study the characteristics of slip flow regime. Fluctuating characteristics of temperature and concentration are considered in the neighbourhood of the surface having periodic suction. The governing equations of fluid motion are solved analytically by using perturbation technique. Various fluid flow characteristics (velocity profile, viscous drag, etc.) are analyzed graphically for various values of flow parameters involved in the solution. A special emphasis is given on the gravity modulation effects on both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.