Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 376174, 10 pages
Research Article

On Series Solutions for MHD Plane and Axisymmetric Flow Near a Stagnation Point

1Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, 14778-93855, Iran
2Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

Received 21 April 2009; Accepted 18 June 2009

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.