Effects of Soret and Non-Uniform Heat Source on MHD Non-Darcian Convective Flow over a Stretching Sheet in a Dissipative Micropolar Fluid with Radiation


1 Department of Mathematics, Edwardes College Peshawar, KPK 25000 Pakistan.

2 Dept. of Mathematics, Gitam Institute of Technology, GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 530045, India.


This study presents a numerical analysis on the effects of Soret, variable thermal conductivity, viscous-Ohmic dissipation, non-uniform heat sources, on steady two-dimensional hydromagnetic mixed convective heat and mass transfer flow of a micropolar fluid over a stretching sheet embedded in a non-Darcian porous medium with thermal radiation and chemical reaction. The governing differential equations are transformed into a set of non-linear coupled ordinary differential equations which are then solved numerically by using the fifth-order Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method with shooting technique. Numerical solutions are obtained for the velocity, angular velocity, temperature and concentration profiles for various parametric values, and then results are presented graphically as well as skin-friction coefficient, and also local Nusselt number and local Sherwood number for different physical parameters are shown graphically and in tabular form. A critical analysis with earlier published papers was done, and the results were found to be in accordance with each other.