MHD boundary-layer flow of a micropolar fluid past a wedge with variable wall temperature

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Abstract

The steady laminar MHD boundary-layer flow past a wedge immersed in an incompressible micropolar fluid in the presence of a variable magnetic field is investigated. The governing partial differential equations are transformed to the ordinary differential equations using similarity variables, and then solved numerically using a finite-difference scheme known as the Keller-box method. Numerical results show that the micropolar fluids display drag reduction and consequently reduce the heat transfer rate at the surface, compared to the Newtonian fluids. The opposite trends are observed for the effects of the magnetic field on the fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-86
Number of pages12
JournalActa Mechanica
Volume196
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

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Boundary layer flow
Magnetohydrodynamics
Fluids
Magnetic fields
Heat transfer
Drag reduction
Ordinary differential equations
Temperature
Partial differential equations
Flow of fluids

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  • Computational Mechanics

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MHD boundary-layer flow of a micropolar fluid past a wedge with variable wall temperature. / Mohd Ishak, Anuar; Mohd. Nazar, Roslinda; Pop, I.

In: Acta Mechanica, Vol. 196, No. 1-2, 02.2008, p. 75-86.

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