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Unsteady Hydromagnetic Flow Near a Moving Porous Plate

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J. N. Tokis

Department of Physics, Higher School of Engineering Technologists of KATEE, Koukouli, Patras, Greece

G. C. Pande

Department of Mechanics, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

J. Appl. Mech 48(2), 255-258 (Jun 01, 1981) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3157606 History: Received August 01, 1980; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

Unsteady two-dimensional flow of a viscous incompressible and electrically conducting fluid near a moving porous plate of infinite extent in presence of a transverse magnetic field is investigated. Solution of the problem in closed form is obtained with the help of Laplace transform technique, when the plate is moving with a velocity which is an arbitrary function of time and the magnetic Prandtl number is unity. Three particular cases of physical interest are also discussed.

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