Title: Effect of transverse magnetic field on flow separation of laminar boundary layers plate

Authors: Asterios Pantokratoras

Addresses: School of Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, 67100 Xanthi, Greece

Abstract: A theoretical study of the effect of a constant transverse magnetic field on the boundary layer flow over a flat plate is presented in this note. The free stream velocity decreases along the plate according to laws of Howarth, Tani and Gortler. The results are obtained with the direct numerical solution of the governing equations with primitive variables. The application of the magnetic field moves the separation point farther downstream in comparison with the flow without a magnetic field.

Keywords: transverse magnetic field; boundary layer flow; flat plates; separation; CFD; computational fluid dynamics; free stream velocity.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2007.015782

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2007 Vol.7 No.8, pp.487 - 489

Published online: 14 Nov 2007 *

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