The influence of a non-uniform external magnetic field on the steady three dimensional stagnation-point flow of a micropolar fluid over a rigid uncharged dielectric at rest is studied. The total magnetic field is parallel to the velocity at infinity. It is proved that this flow is possible only in the axisymmetric case. The governing nonlinear partial differential equations are reduced to a system of ordinary differential equations by a similarity transformation, before being solved numerically. The effects of the governing parameters on the fluid flow and on the magnetic field are illustrated graphically and discussed.
|Numero di pagine||15|
|Rivista||COMMUNICATIONS IN NONLINEAR SCIENCE & NUMERICAL SIMULATION|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2015|
- MHD flow
- Micropolar fluids
- numerical solutions
- three-dimensional stagnation- point flow