Mixed Convection Flow of Couple Stress Fluid in a Vertical Channel with Radiation and Soret Effects


1 Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology Puducherry, Karaikal, India

2 School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

3 Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology Warangal-506 004, India


The radiation and thermal diffusion effects on mixed convection flow of couple stress fluid through a channel are investigated. The governing non-linear partial differential equations are transformed into a system of ordinary differential equations using similarity transformations. The resulting equations are then solved using the Spectral Quasi-linearization Method (QLM). The results, which are discussed with the aid of the dimensionless parameters entering the problem, are seen to depend sensitively on the parameters.