Unsteady MHD Flow of Elastico-Viscous Incompressible Fluid through a Porous Medium between Two Parallel Plates under the Influence of a Magnetic Field
An unsteady flow of elastico-viscous incompressible and electrically conducting fluid through a porous medium between two parallel plates under the influence of transverse magnetic field is examined. Initially, the flow is generated by a constant pressure gradient parallel to the bounding fluids. After attaining the steady state, the pressure gradient is suddenly withdrawn and the resulting fluid motion between the parallel plates under the influence of magnetic field is then to be investigated. The problem is solved in two stages: the first stage is a steady motion between the parallel plates under the influence of a constant pressure gradient and the magnetic parameter. The momentum equation of steady state does not involve the elastic-viscosity parameter; however, the influence Darcian friction would appear in it. The solution of the momentum equation at this stage will be the initial condition for the subsequent flow. The second stage concerns with an unsteady motion for which the initial value for the velocity will be that obtained in stage one together with the no-slip condition on the boundary plates. The problem was solved employing Laplace transformation technique. It was found that the effect of the applied transverse magnetic field has significant contribution on the velocity profiles.
Defence Science Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2, March 2015, pp.119-125, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.65.7958
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