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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2013, Article ID 707286, 14 pages
Research Article

MHD Thin Film Flows of a Third Grade Fluid on a Vertical Belt with Slip Boundary Conditions

1Department of Mathematics, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan, Pakistan
2Department of Mathematics, UET, Peshawar, Pakistan

Received 23 May 2013; Accepted 14 August 2013

Academic Editor: Oluwole Daniel Makinde

Copyright © 2013 Taza Gul 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.


The problem of heat transfer analysis is considered in electrically conducting thin film flows with slip boundary conditions. The flow is assumed to be obeying the nonlinear rheological constitutive equation of a third grade fluid. We have solved the governing nonlinear equations of present problems using the traditional Adomian decomposition method (ADM). Particular attention is given to the combined effect of heat and MHD on the velocity field. The results include the profile of velocity, volume flux, skin friction, average velocity, and the temperature distribution across the film. The effects of model parameters on velocity, skin friction and temperature variation have been studied. Optimal homotopy asymptotic method (OHAM) is also used for comparison. The numerical results and absolute errors are derived in tables.