Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 434571, 9 pages
Research Article

An Exact Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer Past a Vertical Plate with Newtonian Heating

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Received 3 February 2013; Revised 30 April 2013; Accepted 15 May 2013

Academic Editor: Mehmet Sezer

Copyright © 2013 Abid Hussanan et al. 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.


An exact analysis of heat and mass transfer past an oscillating vertical plate with Newtonian heating is presented. Equations are modelled and solved for velocity, temperature, and concentration using Laplace transforms. The obtained solutions satisfy governing equations and conditions. Expressions of skin friction, Nusselt number, and Sherwood number are obtained and presented in tabular forms. The results show that increasing the Newtonian heating parameter leads to increase velocity and temperature distributions whereas skin friction decreases and rate of heat transfer increases.