Evaluation of Mixed Convection-Radiation Flow of a Viscous Fluid Restricted to a Vertical Porous Channel: A Comparative Study


  • Isaac O. Onwubuya
  • Godwin Ojemeri


Mixed convection, Magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD),, Thermal radiation, Vertical porous channel, Homotopy perturbation method (HPM).


This article examines the steady mixed convection flow in an upstanding porous channel of a hydrodynamic viscous fluid that is electrically conductive due to the thermal radiation effect. The homotopy perturbation method (HPM) is used to generate analytical solutions to the governing differential equations that characterize the velocity and temperature flow properties. For relevant temperature jump and velocity slip situations, the effects of mixed convection parameters, thermal radiation parameters, and magnetic field effects on the velocity field, skin friction coefficient, temperature distribution, and heat transfer rate have been described. This research also analyses and compares the results obtained by Abbas et al. (2020) with this present work when HPM was used for the limiting cases. It is interesting to report that an excellent agreement was established, thereby authenticating and validating the accuracy of HPM as a strong tool for obtaining approximate solutions. According to the results of this study, it is possible to effectively control the velocity and temperature gradients by varying the main relevant parameters such as: the mixed convection parameter for a constant pressure gradient, the thermal radiation parameter, the magnetic field effect, the rarefaction parameter, and the wall ambient temperature difference ratio parameter.