Heat Transfer in Hydromagnetic Fluid Flow: Study of Temperature Dependence of Fluid Viscosity


1 Department of Mathematics, Garhbeta College, Paschim Medinipore-721127, W.B., India

2 Department of Mathematics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, India

3 Institute of Technical Education & Research, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar – 751030, India


Flow of a viscoelastic fluid through a channel with stretching walls in the presence of a magnetic field has been investigated. The viscosity of the fluid is assumed to vary with temperature. Convective heat transfer is considered along with viscous dissipation and Ohmic dissipation. The equations that govern the motion of the fluid and heat transfer are coupled and non-linear. The governing partial differential equations are reduced to a set of ordinary differential equations by using similarity transformation. The transformed equations subject to the boundary conditions are solved by developing a suitable finite difference scheme. Numerical estimates of the flow and heat transfer variables are obtained by considering blood as the working fluid. The computational values are found to be in good agreement with those of previous studies.