Magneto-Exothermic Catalytic Chemical Reaction along a Curved Surface

Muhammad Ashraf

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In the current study, the physical behavior of the boundary layer flows along a curved surface owing exothermic catalytic chemical reaction, and the magnetic field is investigated. The mathematical model comprised of a part of momentum, energy, and mass equations, which are solved using a finite difference method along with primitive variable formulation. Numerical solutions, using the method of quantitative differentiation, are made with the appropriate choice of dimensionless parameters. Analysis of the results obtained shows that the field temperature and flow of fluids are strongly influenced by the combined effects of catalytic chemical reactions and the magnetic field. The effects of skin friction, heat transfer, mass transfer, mass concentration, and temperature distribution along the curved surface are illustrated in the plots and in the form of tables. By setting the controlling parameters at the boundaries, the boundary conditions at the surface and away from the surface are determined in each graph. With a larger range of body shape parameter n, skin friction and heat transfer are improved, but mass transfer is reduced. Due to the increasing values of the exothermic parameter, the fluid velocity and mass concentration are decreased gradually and the temperature distribution is increased dramatically.