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EFFECT OF MAGNETIC FIELD ON INDIRECT NATURAL CONVECTION FLOW ABOVE A HORIZONTAL HOT FLAT PLATE

Tapas Ray Mahapatraa, Sumanta Siduib, Samir Kumar Nandyc,*

a Department of Mathematics, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan - 731 235, India
b Department of Mathematics, Ajhapur High School, Burdwan - 713 401, India
c Department of Mathematics, A.K.P.C Mahavidyalaya, Hooghly – 712 611, India

Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer 2014, 5, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.5.15

Abstract

The effect of variable transverse magnetic field on steady two-dimensional indirect natural convection flow of an incompressible viscous fluid over a horizontal hot flat plate is theoretically studied. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into ordinary ones by similarity transformation and solved numerically using fourth order Runge-Kutta method with shooting technique. The results are obtained for the skin friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number as well as the dimensionless velocities, temperature for some values of the magnetic parameter (M) subject to either prescribed (constant or variable) surface temperature or prescribed (variable) heat flux. It is seen that the skin friction coefficient decreases with increase in M for all the cases.

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Mahapatra, T. R., Sidui, S., Nandy, S. K. (2014). EFFECT OF MAGNETIC FIELD ON INDIRECT NATURAL CONVECTION FLOW ABOVE A HORIZONTAL HOT FLAT PLATE. Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, 5(1), 1–15.



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