Numerical simulations of three-dimensional MHD stagnation-point flow of a micropolar fluid

Giulia Giantesio, Alessandra Borrelli, Maria Cristina Patria

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Abstract

In this paper the steady three-dimensional stagnation-point flow of an incompressible, homogeneous, electrically conducting micropolar fluid over a flat plate is numerically investigated. The fluid is permeated by a uniform external magnetic field H0. The effects of the magnetic field on the velocity and on the microrotation profiles are presented graphically and discussed. The results obtained indicate that the thickness of the boundary layer decreases when the magnetic field increases. Moreover H0 tends to prevent the occurrence of the reverse flow and of the reverse microrotation.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)472-489
Numero di pagine18
RivistaCOMPUTERS & MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS
Volume66
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013

Keywords

  • MHD flow
  • Micropolar fluids
  • numerical solutions
  • three-dimensional stagnation- point flow

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