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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2011, Article ID 258734, 17 pages
Research Article

Investigation of Rotating MHD Viscous Flow and Heat Transfer between Stretching and Porous Surfaces Using Analytical Method

1Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Babol University of Technology, Babol, Iran
2Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Eslamic Azad University of Technology, Khomeninishahr Branch, Iran

Received 17 May 2011; Accepted 29 July 2011

Academic Editor: Ezzat G. Bakhoum

Copyright © 2011 M. Sheikholeslami 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.


Hydromagnetic flow between two horizontal plates in a rotating system, where the lower plate is a stretching sheet and the upper is a porous solid plate, is analyzed. Heat transfer in an electrically conducting fluid bonded by two parallel plates is studied in the presence of viscous dissipation. The equations of conservation of mass and momentum and energy are reduced to a nonlinear ordinary differential equations system. Homotopy perturbation method is used to get complete analytic solution for velocity and temperature profiles. Results show an acceptable agreement between this method results and numerical solution. Also the effects of different parameters are discussed through graphs.