Analysis of Turbulent Hydromagnetic Flow with Radiative Heat over a Moving Vertical Plate in a Rotating System
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2014, Pages: 100-109
Received: Jun. 12, 2014; Accepted: Jun. 24, 2014; Published: Jun. 30, 2014
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Dawit H. Gebre, Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation Department of Computational Mathematics, Nairobi, Kenya
O. D. Makinde, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag x2, saldanha 7395, South Africa
M. Kinyanjui, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Nairobi, Kenya
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Abstract
In this paper, the combined effects of magnetic fields, buoyancy force, thermal radiation, viscous and Ohmic heating on turbulent hydromagnetic flow of an incompressible electrically conducting fluid over a moving vertical plate in a rotating system is investigated numerically. The governing equations are reduced to non-linear ordinary differential equations using the time-averaged approach known as Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes equations (or RANS equations) and tackled by employing an efficient Runge-Kutta Fehlberg integration technique coupled with shooting scheme. Graphical results showing the effects of various thermophysical parameters on the velocity, temperature, local skin friction and local Nusselt number are presented and discussed quantitatively.
Keywords
Turbulent Flow, Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), Radiative Heat, Time Averaging, Rotating System
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Dawit H. Gebre, O. D. Makinde, M. Kinyanjui, Analysis of Turbulent Hydromagnetic Flow with Radiative Heat over a Moving Vertical Plate in a Rotating System, Applied and Computational Mathematics. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014, pp. 100-109. doi: 10.11648/j.acm.20140303.15
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