Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 41323, 7 pages
Research Article

A Note on Variable Viscosity and Chemical Reaction Effects on Mixed Convection Heat and Mass Transfer Along a Semi-Infinite Vertical Plate

Mostafa A. A. Mahmoud

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Benha University, Benha 13518, Egypt

Received 24 December 2005; Revised 24 October 2006; Accepted 26 December 2006

Academic Editor: Kumbakonam Rajagopal

Copyright © 2007 Mostafa A. A. Mahmoud. 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.


In the present study, an analysis is carried out to study the variable viscosity and chemical reaction effects on the flow, heat, and mass transfer characteristics in a viscous fluid over a semi-infinite vertical porous plate. The governing boundary layer equations are written into a dimensionless form by similarity transformations. The transformed coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations are solved numerically by using the shooting method. The effects of different parameters on the dimensionless velocity, temperature, and concentration profiles are shown graphically. In addition, tabulated results for the local skin-friction coefficient, the local Nusselt number, and the local Sherwood number are presented and discussed.