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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 5874864, 11 pages
Research Article

Stagnation Point Flow of Nanofluid over a Moving Plate with Convective Boundary Condition and Magnetohydrodynamics

1Department of Mathematics, University of Peshawar, Peshawar 25120, Pakistan
2Department of Mathematics, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520, Thailand
3Centre of Excellence in Mathematics, CHE, Si Ayutthaya Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
4Department of Mathematics, University of Venda, P. Bag X5050, Thohoyandou 0950, South Africa

Received 2 November 2015; Accepted 3 May 2016

Academic Editor: Haruhiko Ohta

Copyright © 2016 Fazle Mabood 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.


A theoretical investigation is carried out to examine the effects of volume fraction of nanoparticles, suction/injection, and convective heat and mass transfer parameters on MHD stagnation point flow of water-based nanofluids (Cu and Ag). The governing partial differential equations for the fluid flow, temperature, and concentration are reduced to a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. The derived similarity equations and corresponding boundary conditions are solved numerically using Runge-Kutta Fehlberg fourth-fifth order method. To exhibit the effect of the controlling parameters on the dimensionless velocity, temperature, nanoparticle volume fraction, skin friction factor, and local Nusselt and local Sherwood numbers, numerical results are presented in graphical and tabular forms. It is found that the friction factor and heat and mass transfer rates increase with magnetic field and suction/injection parameters.