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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2010, Article ID 804719, 27 pages
Research Article

Thermal Radiation and MHD Effects on Free Convective Flow of a Polar Fluid through a Porous Medium in the Presence of Internal Heat Generation and Chemical Reaction

1Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Qena 83523, Egypt
2Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

Received 27 July 2010; Revised 20 October 2010; Accepted 19 November 2010

Academic Editor: Saad A. Ragab

Copyright © 2010 R. A. Mohamed 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.


An analysis is presented to study the MHD free convection with thermal radiation and mass transfer of polar fluid through a porous medium occupying a semi-infinite region of the space bounded by an infinite vertical porous plate with constant suction velocity in the presence of chemical reaction, internal heat source, viscous and Darcy's dissipation. The highly nonlinear coupled differential equations governing the boundary layer flow, heat, and mass transfer are solved by using a two-term perturbation method with Eckert number 𝐸 as a perturbation parameter. The results are obtained for velocity, angular velocity, temperature, concentration, skin friction, Nusselt number, and Sherwood number. The effect of various material parameters on flow, heat, and mass transfer variables is discussed and illustrated graphically.