MHD Flow of Thixotropic Fluid with Variable Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Radiation

Tasawar HAYAT, Sabir Ali SHEHZAD, Saleem ASGHAR


An analysis has been carried out to examine the two-dimensional and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow of thixotropic fluid over a stretched surface. The thermal radiation effect in the heat transfer is considered when the thermal conductivity is not constant. Conservation of mass, momentum and energy leads to the governing partial differential equations of the present study. The resulting equations are solved for convergent series solutions. Numerical values of the skin-friction coefficient are presented and analyzed.


MHD flow, thixotropic fluid, thermal radiation, variable thermal conductivity, stretching surface

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