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International Journal of Mathematics and Computational Science, Vol.1, No.5, Oct. 2015, Pub. Date: Aug. 6, 2015
Effect of Localized Wall Heating/Cooling on the Unsteady MHD Decelerating Flow over a Wedge
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[01] C. Poornima, Department of Mathematics, P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya, India.
[02] A. T. Eswara, Department of Mathematics, GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Mysore, India.
The present paper investigates the effect of localized wall heating/cooling on the unsteady, MHD laminar boundary layer decelerating forced flow of an incompressible electrically conducting fluid over a wedge. The set of non-linear partial differential equations governing the semi-similar flow has been solved numerically using an implicit finite difference scheme along with the quasilinearization technique. Numerical computations has been carried out and the results are presented graphically to show the effect of various physical parameters such as unsteady parameter, magnetic parameter, wall heating/cooling parameter on the flow field and heat transfer characteristics. It is found that the dual solutions exist for critical values of the unsteady parameter. Further, the magnetic field plays a significant role in controlling the boundary layer separation.
Unsteady Decelerating Flow, Semi-Similar Solution, Localized Wall Heating (Cooling), Skin Friction, Heat Transfer
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