Buoyancy Effect on MHD Flow Past a Permeable Bed
Keywords: Buoyancy force, Permeable plate, Mass flow rate, Biot number
AbstractIn this paper, the effect of buoyancy force on the parallel flows bounded above by a rigid permeable plate which may be moving or stationary and below, by a permeable bed has been investigated. To discuss the solution, the flow region is divided into two zones. In Zone 1, the flow is laminar and is governed by the Navier-Stokes equations from the impermeable upper rigid plate to the permeable bed. In Zone 2, the flow is governed by the Darcy law in the permeable bed below the nominal surface. The expressions for velocity and temparature distributions, Slip velocity, slip temperature, mass flow rate and the rates of heat transfer coefficients are obtained. The effects of magnetic, porous, slip and buoyancy parameters and Biot number on the above physical quantities are investigated. The thickness of the boundary layer in Zone 2 has been evaluated.
How to Cite
Venkataramana, S., & Bathaiah, D. (2014). Buoyancy Effect on MHD Flow Past a Permeable Bed. Defence Science Journal, 36(4), 395-408. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.36.5988
Copyright (c) 2016 Defence Science Journal
where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India