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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 6752520, 8 pages
Research Article

Interaction of Magnetic Field and Nonlinear Convection in the Stagnation Point Flow over a Shrinking Sheet

Department of Mathematics, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, TAB, Shahpur, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176206, India

Received 27 November 2015; Revised 26 March 2016; Accepted 28 March 2016

Academic Editor: Yuanxin Zhou

Copyright © 2016 Rakesh Kumar and Shilpa Sood. 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 steady two-dimensional boundary layer stagnation point flow due to a shrinking sheet is analyzed. The combined effects of magnetic field and nonlinear convection are taken into account. The governing equations for the flow are modeled and then simplified using the similarity transformation and boundary layer approach. The numerical solution of the reduced equations is obtained by the second-order finite difference scheme also known as Keller box method. The influence of the pertinent parameters of the problem on velocity and temperature profiles, skin friction, and sheet temperature gradient are presented through the graphs and tables and discussed. The magnetic field and nonlinear convection parameters significantly enhance the solution range.