Title: Free convection along a vertical, isothermal plate under the effect of a constant, horizontal, magnetic field: new accurate results

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 vertical isothermal plate is presented in this note. The results are obtained with the direct numerical solution of the governing equations with primitive variables. The results cover both small and large ξ values, Prandtl numbers from 0.01 to 10 are the first complete accurate results for the classical MHD free convection flow along a vertical isothermal plate.

Keywords: MHD; magnetohydrodynamics; free convection flow; boundary layer flow; magnetic fields; vertical plates; isothermal plates.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2009.022308

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2009 Vol.9 No.1, pp.52 - 57

Published online: 29 Dec 2008 *

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