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Incompressible boundary layer for longitudinal flow over a cylinder with an applied magnetic field

Venkatachala, BJ and Nath, G (1980) Incompressible boundary layer for longitudinal flow over a cylinder with an applied magnetic field. In: Archiwum Mechaniki Stosowanej, 32 (2). pp. 273-283.

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Abstract

The flow, heat and mass transfer problem for a steady laminar incompressible boundary layer flow in an electrically conducting fluid over a longitudinal cylinder with an applied magnetic field has been studied. The partial differential equations governing the flow have been solved numerically using an implicit finite-difference scheme. The results are found to be strongly dependent on the magnetic field and dissipation parameter. The effect of the mass transfer is more pronounced on the skin friction than on the heat transfer. The results have been compared with those of the series solution, the asymptotic solution, the Glauert and Lighthill's solution, local similarity, local nonsimilarity and difference-differential methods. Good agreement is found with all of them, except with the results of the local similarity and series solution methods.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Boundry Layer Flow, Cylinders, Incompressible Boundry Layer, Magnotohydrodynamic Flow, Conducting Fluids, Laminar flow, Lightmill Method.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 06:03
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2009 06:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/21280

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