Diffusion of Chemically Reactive Species and Heat Transfer Effects on Accelerated Vertical Plate with Uniform Heat Flux
R. Muthucumaraswamya, K. Amuthab
aDepartment of Applied Mathematics, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur 602 105 , India.
bDepartment of Mathematics, Meenakshi Sundarrajan Engineering College, Kodambakkam, Chennai, India.
An exact analysis of unsteady flow past an uniformly accelerated
infinite vertical plate with uniform heat flux in the presence of homogeneous chemical
reaction of first order has been studied. The temperature from the plate to the
fluid is raised at constant rate and the concentration level near the
plate is also raised to . The dimensionless governing equations are solved using
Laplace-transform technique. The velocity, temperature and concentration fields are studied for
different physical parameters like chemical reaction parameter, thermal Grashof
number, mass Grashof number, Schmidt number and time. It was observed that the
velocity increases with increasing values of thermal Grashof number or mass
Grashof number. It was also observed that the velocity increases with decreasing
values of the chemical reaction parameter.
Keywords: linearly, chemical reaction, accelerated, vertical plate, heat
Mathematics Subject Classification: 76R10
International eJournal of Mathematics and Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages: 1790 - 1798