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Stagnation point flow and heat transfer over a stretching or shrinking sheet in a porous medium


Japili, Nirwana (2021) Stagnation point flow and heat transfer over a stretching or shrinking sheet in a porous medium. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.


The steady stagnation point flow towards a stretching/shrinking sheet in a porous medium is investigated. Mathematical models are derived for stagnation point flow and heat transfer problems towards a linearly and exponentially stretching or shrinking sheet in a porous medium in the presence of magnetohydrodynamics, suction and slip effect at the surface. Similarity transformations are used to transform the partial differential equations into a nonlinear ordinary differential equation. These equations are numerically solved by using a shooting method in Maple software. Results for the skin friction coefficients, local Nusselt number, velocities and temperature profiles are presented using graphs with respect to the involved parameters of interest, including stretching or shrinking parameter c, suction parameter s, magnetic parameter M, permeability parameter K, velocity slip parameter A and thermal slip parameter B. The findings of the present work reveal that the magnitude of the skin friction coefficients and the local Nusselt number which reflects the rate of heat transfer at the surface are strongly dependent on these parameters. Besides, for a certain range of the shrinking parameter, dual solutions exist. It is also observed that in the exponentially shrinking sheet case, the solutions’ domain is greater than in the linear case.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subject: Stagnation point
Subject: Heat - Transmission
Subject: Porous materials
Call Number: FS 2021 36
Chairman Supervisor: Haliza Bt Rosali, PhD
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Mas Norain Hashim
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 04:19
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 04:19
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/97627
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