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Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 559–570 | Cite as

Finite element solution of heat and mass transfer flow with Hall current, heat source, and viscous dissipation

  • S. SivaiahEmail author
  • R. Srinivasa-Raju
Article

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to investigate the effect of heat and mass transfer on the unsteady magnetohydrodynamic free convective flow with Hall current, heat source, and viscous dissipation. The problem is governed by the system of coupled non-linear partial differential equations whose exact solution is difficult to obtain. Therefore, the problem is solved by using the Galerkin finite element method. The effects of the various parameters like Hall current, Eckert number, heat source parameter, Prandtl number, and Schmidt number on the velocity components, the temperature, and the concentration are also examined through graphs.

Key words

heat and mass transfer Hall current viscous dissipation heat generation 

Chinese Library Classification

O327 O361.3 

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

76D50 76S05 74D05 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsGandhi Institute of Technology and Management UniversityHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsPadmasri Bhupathi Raju Vissam Raju Institute of TechnologyMedakIndia

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