Hydromagnetic flow and heat transfer past a continuously moving porous boundary

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The effect of magnetic field on the flow and heat transfer past a continuously moving porous plate in a stationary fluid has been analysed. The governing boundary layer equations have been reduced to a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations using similarity transformations. The resulting boundary value problem has been solved numerically. The effects of magnetic and suction (or injection) parameters on the velocity and temperature profiles as well as on the skin friction and heat transfer coefficients have been studied. It has been observed that the effect of magnetic field is to increase the wall skin friction while the reverse occurs in the case of Nusselt number.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-898
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering

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