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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 239847, 11 pages
Research Article

Similarity Analysis for Effects of Variable Diffusivity and Heat Generation/Absorption on Heat and Mass Transfer for a MHD Stagnation-Point Flow of a Convective Viscoelastic Fluid over a Stretching Sheet with a Slip Velocity

1Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut 71516, Egypt
2Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Benha University, Benha 13518, Egypt

Received 14 October 2012; Revised 17 February 2013; Accepted 7 April 2013

Academic Editor: Bozidar Sarler

Copyright © 2013 H. M. El-Hawary 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 mathematical analysis has been carried out for stagnation-point heat and mass transfer of a viscoelastic fluid over a stretching sheet with surface slip velocity, concentration dependent diffusivity, thermal convective boundary conditions, and heat source/sink. The governing partial differential equations are reduced to a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations using Lie group analysis. Numerical solutions of the resulting ordinary differential equations are obtained using shooting method. The influences of various parameters on velocity, temperature, and mass profiles have been studied. Also, the effects of various parameters on the local skin-friction coefficient, the local Nusselt number, and the local Sherwood number are given in graphics form and discussed.