Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 289459, 11 pages
Research Article

Magnetohydrodynamic and Slip Effects on the Flow and Mass Transfer over a Microcantilever-Based Sensor

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Celal Bayar University, 45140 Manisa, Turkey

Received 10 October 2012; Accepted 5 December 2012

Academic Editor: Fazal M. Mahomed

Copyright © 2012 M. B. Akgül and M. Pakdemirli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hydromagnetic flow and mass transfer of a viscous incompressible fluid over a microcantilever sensor surface are studied in the presence of slip flow. In addition, chemical reaction at the sensor surface is taken into account. The governing equations for the flow are reduced to a local nonsimilarity form. Resulting equations are solved numerically for various values of flow parameters. Effects of physical quantities on the velocity and concentration profiles are discussed in detail.