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Unsteady flow and heat transfer on a semi-infinite flat plate with an aligned magnetic field

Takhar, HS and Chamkha, AJ and Nath, G (1999) Unsteady flow and heat transfer on a semi-infinite flat plate with an aligned magnetic field. In: International Journal of Engineering Science, 37 (13). 1723-1736 .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7225(98)00144-X

Abstract

The unsteady laminar boundary layer flow of an electrically conducting fluid past a semi-infinite flat plate with an aligned magnetic field has been studied when at time t > 0 the plate is impulsively moved with a constant velocity which is in the same or opposite direction to that of free stream velocity. The effect of the induced magnetic field has been included in the analysis. The non-linear partial differential equations have been solved numerically using an implicit finite-difference method. The effect of the impulsive motion of the surface is found to be more pronounced on the skin friction but its effect on the x-component of the induced magnetic field and heat transfer is small. Velocity defect occurs near the surface when the plate is impulsively moved in the same direction as that of the free stream velocity. The surface shear stress, x-component of the induced magnetic field on the surface and the surface heat transfer decrease with an increasing magnetic field, but they increase with the reciprocal of the magnetic Prandtl number. However, the effect of the reciprocal of the magnetic Prandtl number is more pronounced on the x-component of the induced magnetic field. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 06:41
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2011 06:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/38912

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