Academic Editor: J. Jiang
Copyright © 2009 S. Abbasbandy and T. Hayat. 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.
This investigation presents a mathematical model describing the momentum, heat
and mass transfer characteristics of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow and heat
generating/absorbing fluid near a stagnation point of an isothermal two-dimensional
body of an axisymmetric body. The fluid is electrically conducting in the presence
of a uniform magnetic field. The series solution is obtained for the resulting coupled
nonlinear differential equation. Homotopy analysis method (HAM) is utilized in
obtaining the solution. Numerical values of the skin friction coefficient and the wall
heat transfer coefficient are also computed.