NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS OF AN IMPACT OF NATURAL CONVECTION ON MHD FLOW PAST A VERTICAL PLATE WITH SUCTION OR INJECTION

  • Ambethkar, V. (Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi)
  • Received : 2008.09.17
  • Published : 2008.12.25

Abstract

Because of the importance of suction or injection in the fields of aerodynamics, space science and many other industrial applications, our present study is motivated. The effect of natural convection on MHD flow past a vertical plate with suction or injection is studied. We have tried to solve the dimensionless governing equations by using finite difference scheme. To ensure the validity of our numerical solutions, we have compared our numerical solutions for temperature and velocity for the case of suction and injection for unit Prandtl number with the available exact solutions in the literature. The corresponding codes were written in Mathematica 5.0 for calculating numerical solutions for temperature and velocity and the comparison between the exact and numerical solutions. For the purpose of discussing the results some numerical calculations are carried out for non-dimensional temperature T, velocity u, skin friction ${\tau}$ and the Nusselt number $N_u$, by making use of it, the rate of heat transfer is studied.