• On MHD flow along an infinite flat wall with constant suction

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    • Keywords


      Incompressible Flow; Transverse Magnetic Field; Magnetic Field Parameter; Suction Velocity; Magnetic Prandtl Number

    • Abstract


      Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations are derived by a Laplace-transform technique for two-dimensional, incompressible flow of an electrically conducting fluid past an infinite porous plate under the action of a transverse magnetic field subject to the conditions: (i) the magnetic Prandtl number Pm is unity, and (ii) the Alfven velocity is less than the suction velocity. It is assumed that the flow is independent of the distance parallel to the plate and that the velocity component normal to the plate is constant. General formulae are derived for the velocity distribution and the magnetic field in terms of the given external velocity. The skin-friction is obtained and some special cases are considered.

    • Author Affiliations


      V V Ramana Rao1 A Sithapathi1

      1. Department of Applied Mathematics, Andhra University, Waltair
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