Science Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 31-40
Received: Sep. 28, 2016;
Accepted: Nov. 10, 2016;
Published: Jan. 21, 2017
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Kennedy John Mwangi Karimi, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Karatina University, Karatina, Kenya
Dickson Kande Kinyua, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Karatina University, Karatina, Kenya
In this study we shall investigate hydromagnetic turbulent unsteady flow of an incompressible electrically conducting fluid between two parallel infinite plates. The flow variables such as velocity and thermodynamic properties at every point of fluid vary with respect to time. The effect of an applied transverse magnetic field normal to the main flow direction on the dynamic behavior of the fluid when the lower plate is stationary and the upper plate is impulsively started in opposite direction at constant velocity shall be investigated. Further, we shall investigate how the various parameters such as Peclet Number and Eckert Number affect the flow; in particular, velocity and temperature profiles. A finite difference method shall be used to solve the coupled non-liner and dimensionless partial differential equations governing this problem.
Kennedy John Mwangi Karimi,
Dickson Kande Kinyua,
Hydromagnetic Turbulent Flow Between Two Parallel Infinite Plates, Science Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
Vol. 5, No. 1,
2017, pp. 31-40.
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