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Hydromagnetic Stagnation–Point Flow of Casson Fluid towards a Convectively Heated Stretching/Shrinking Sheet
  • Winifred Mutuku
Winifred Mutuku
Kenyatta University
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Abstract

This study investigates the hydromagnetic stagnation point flow to Casson fluid towards a vertically stretching sheet with convective surface boundary condition. Casson fluid model is used to characterize the non-Newtonian fluid behavior. Using similarity transformation, the governing nonlinear partial differential equations are transformed into coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations which are solved numerically by employing Runge-Kutta Fehlberg integration scheme with shooting technique. Graphical results showing the effects of various thermophysical parameters on the velocity and temperature profiles are presented and discussed quantitatively.