Stagnation Point Flow towards a Stretching Surface through a Porous Medium with Heat Generation


Abstract: An analysis is made of the steady laminar flow in a porous medium of an incompressible viscous fluid impinging on a permeable stretching surface with heat generation. A numerical solution for the governing nonlinear momentum and energy equations is obtained. The effects of the porosity of the medium, the surface stretching velocity, and the heat generation/absorption coefficient on both the flow and heat transfer are presented and discussed.

Keywords: Stagnation point flow, Porous medium, Fluid mechanics, Heat transfer, Finite differences

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