Influence of Magnetohydrodynamic and Thermal Radiation Boundary Layer Flow of a Nanofluid Past a Stretching Sheet


  • M. G. Reddy Acharya Nagarjuna university



Nanofluid, Boundary layer flow, Stretching sheet, Thermal radiation, MHD, Velocity slip, Convective boundary.


The problem of laminar fluid flow which results from a permeable stretching of a flat surface in a nanofluid with the effects of heat radiation, magnetic field, velocity slip and convective boundary conditions have been investigated. The transport equations used in the analysis took into account the effect of Brownian motion and thermophoresis parameters. The solution for the velocity, temperature and nanoparticle concentration depends on parameters viz. thermal radiation parameter R, magnetic parameter M, Prandtl number Pr, Lewis number Le, Brownian motion parameter Nb, thermophoresis parameter Nt, velocity slip parameter A convection and Biot numbe Bi. Similarity transformation is used to convert the governing non-linear boundary-layer equations into coupled higher order non-linear ordinary differential equations. These equations are numerically solved using fourth order Runge-Kutta method along with shooting technique. An analysis has been carried out to elucidate the effects of governing parameters corresponding to various physical conditions. Numerical results are obtained for distributions of velocity, temperature and concentration, as well as, for the skin friction, local Nusselt number and local Sherwood number for several values of governing parameters.

Keywords: Nanofluid, Boundary layer flow; Stretching sheet; Thermal radiation; MHD; Velocity slip; Convective boundary.

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J. Sci. Res. 6 (2), 257-272 (2014)



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Author Biography

M. G. Reddy, Acharya Nagarjuna university

M. Gnaneswara Reddy




How to Cite

Reddy, M. G. (2014). Influence of Magnetohydrodynamic and Thermal Radiation Boundary Layer Flow of a Nanofluid Past a Stretching Sheet. Journal of Scientific Research, 6(2), 257–272.



Section A: Physical and Mathematical Sciences