Effect of Brinkman number and magnetic field on laminar convection in a vertical plate channel

  • Joseph Kpop Moses
  • Peter Ayuba
  • Abubakar S. Magaji
Keywords: MHD, Laminar, Convection, vertical channel, Brinkman number

Abstract

The effect of Brinkman number and magnetic field on laminar convection in a vertical plate channel with uniform and asymmetric temperatures has been studied. The dimensionless form of momentum and energy balanced equations has been solved using one term perturbation series solution. The solution of the dimensionless velocity u and temperature θ were obtained. The numerical values of the skin friction and the Nusselt number were obtained and tabulated. It was found that the effect of magnetic parameter enhances the effect of flow velocity by suppressing the turbulence while Brinkman number has accelerating effect on the temperature profile.

Keywords: MHD, Laminar, Convection, vertical channel, Brinkman number

Published
2018-02-05
Section
Articles

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