Considering the importance of mass transfer in a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) convective flow, a numerical solution is obtained for a steady three-dimensional MHD convective mass transfer flow in an incompressible fluid due to a rotating disk with thermal diffusion. The governing partial differential equations of the MHD convective mass transfer flow are reduced to nonlinear ordinary differential equations by introducing suitable similarity transformations. The nonlinear similarity equations are then solved numerically by Nachtsheim–Swigert iteration technique. The results of the numerical solution are then presented graphically in the form of velocity, temperature, and concentration profiles. The corresponding skin-friction coefficients, the Nusselt number, and the Sherwood number are also calculated and displayed in tables showing the effects of various parameters on them. A good comparison between the present numerical predictions and the previously published data (Sparrow, and Gregg, 1959, “Heat Transfer From a Rotating Disk to Fluids of Any Prandtl Number,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 8, pp. 249–251; Benton, 1966, “On the Flow Due to a Rotating Disc,” J. Fluid Mech., 24, pp. 781–800) has been achieved.
Magnetohydrodynamic Convective Heat and Mass Transfer Flow Due to a Rotating Disk With Thermal Diffusion Effect
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Maleque, K. A. (June 1, 2009). "Magnetohydrodynamic Convective Heat and Mass Transfer Flow Due to a Rotating Disk With Thermal Diffusion Effect." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. August 2009; 131(8): 082001. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3089555
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