BEG, O., GHOSH, S. K. and NARAHARI, M. (2011). Mathematical modeling of oscillatory MHD couette flow in a rotating highly permeable medium permeated by an oblique magnetic field. Chemical Engineering Communications, 198 (2), 235-254.Full text not available from this repository.
We study theoretically the incompressible, viscous, oscillatory hydromagnetic Couette flow in a horizontal fluid-saturated highly permeable porous medium parallel-plate channel rotating about an axis perpendicular to the plane of the plates under the action of a uniform magnetic field, B0, inclined at an angle θ to the axis of rotation. The flow is generated by the non-torsional oscillation of the lower plate of the channel. The reduced unsteady momentum equations are nondimensionalized with appropriate variables. Exact solutions under specified boundary conditions are obtained using the Laplace transform method (LTM). The flow regime is found to be controlled by a rotational parameter (K2), which is the reciprocal of the Ekman number (Ek), the square of the Hartmann magnetohydrodynamic number (M2), a porous medium permeability parameter (Kp), which is the inverse of the Darcy number (Da), oscillation frequency (ω), dimensionless time (T), and magnetic field inclination (θ). The influence of these parameters on the primary (u1) and secondary (v1) velocity field is presented graphically and studied in detail. Asymptotic behavior of the solutions is also examined for several cases of the square of the Hartmann number, rotation parameter, and oscillation angular frequency. The existence of modified Hartmann boundary layers is also identified. The present study has important applications in MHD (magnetohydrodynamic) energy generator flows, chemical engineering magnetic materials processing, conducting blood flows, and process fluid dynamics.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Polymers Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre > Materials and Fluid Flow Modelling Group|
|Depositing User:||Ann Betterton|
|Date Deposited:||21 Dec 2010 16:18|
|Last Modified:||21 Dec 2010 16:18|
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