Effect of magnetic field on the boundary layer flow, heat, and mass transfer of nanofluids over a stretching cylinder

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


The effect of a transverse magnetic field on the boundary layer flow and heat transfer of an
isothermal stretching cylinder is analyzed. The governing partial differential equations for the
magnetohydrodynamic, temperature, and concentration boundary layers are transformed into a set
of ordinary differential equations using similarity transformations. The obtained ordinary
differential equations are numerically solved for a range of non-dimensional parameters. Results
show that the presence of a magnetic field would significantly affects the boundary layer profiles.
An increase in magnetic parameter would decrease the reduced Nusselt and Sherwood numbers.


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