Radiative Effects on Unsteady MHD Couette Flow through a Parallel Plate with Constant Pressure Gradient

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E. O. Anyanwu
R. O. Olayiwola
M. D. Shehu
A. Lawal

Abstract

In this paper, the unsteady MHD Couette flow through a porous medium of a viscous incompressible fluid bounded by two parallel porous plates under the influence of thermal radiation and chemical reaction is investigated. A uniform suction and injection are applied perpendicular to the plates while the fluid motion is subjected to the constant pressure gradient. The transformed conservation equations are solved analytically subject to physically appropriate boundary conditions by using the Eigenfunction expansion technique. The influence of some emerging non-dimensional parameters namely, pressure gradient, suction parameter, radiation parameter, and Hartman number are examined in detail. It is observed that the primary velocity is increased with increasing pressure gradient while the increase in radiation parameter leads to adecrease in the thermal profile of the flow.

Keywords:
Eigenfunction expansion technique, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), constant pressure gradient; suction, hall current.

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Anyanwu, E. O., Olayiwola, R. O., Shehu, M. D., & Lawal, A. (2020). Radiative Effects on Unsteady MHD Couette Flow through a Parallel Plate with Constant Pressure Gradient. Asian Research Journal of Mathematics, 16(9), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.9734/arjom/2020/v16i930216
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