An exact solution for unsteady magnetohydrodynamic free convection flow with constant heat flux

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The unsteady hydromagnetic free convection flow of a viscous incompressible and electrically conducting fluid generated by an impulsively moving vertical plate subject to constant heat flux at the plate has been considered. The dimensionless parameters governing the problem are the Prandtl number, the Grashof number and the Hartmann number. An exact solution has been obtained for this problem using Laplace transform. Velocity and skin friction of the flow have been presented for water, and the influence of the governing parameters has been discussed. In particular, the magnetic field has a retarding effect on the velocity while skin friction at the plate increases with it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering(all)

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