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Compressible magnetohydrodynamic boundary layer swirling nozzle and diffuser flows with a magnetic field

Kumari, M and Nath, G (1979) Compressible magnetohydrodynamic boundary layer swirling nozzle and diffuser flows with a magnetic field. In: International Journal of Engineering Science, 17 (11). pp. 1183-1199.

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Abstract

The flow, heat and mass transfer problem for boundary layer swirling flow of a laminar steady compressible electrically conducting gas with variable properties through a conical nozzle and a diffuser 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 after they have been transformed into dimensionless form using the modified Lees transformation. The results indicate that the skin friction and heat transfer strongly depend on the magnetic field, mass transfer and variation of the density-viscosity product across the boundary layer. However, the effect of the variation of the density-viscosity product is more pronounced in the case of a nozzle than in the case of a diffuser. It has been found that large swirl is required to produce strong effect on the skin friction and heat transfer. Separationless flow along the entire length of the diffuser can be obtained by applying appropriate amount of suction. The results are found to be in good agreement with those of the local nonsimilarity method, but they differ quite significantly from those of the local similarity method.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2010 05:20
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/24870

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