SOLUTION OF THE BOUNDARY LAYER EQUATION FOR A MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC FLOW OF A PERFECTLY CONDUCTING FLUID

  • ZAKARIA, M. (Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Alexandria University)
  • Published : 2002.12.31

Abstract

The influence of unsteady boundary layer magnetohydrodynamic flow with thermal relaxation of perfectly conducting fluid, past a semi-infinite plate, is considered. The governing non linear partial differential equations are solved using the method of successive approximations. This method is used to obtain the solution for the unsteady boundary layer magnetohydrodynamic flow in the special form when the free stream velocity exponentially depends on time. The effects of Alfven velocity $\alpha$ on the velocity is discussed, and illustrated graphically for the problem.