Numerical study of magnetohydrodynamic free convective heat transfer flow along a vertical flat plate with temperature dependent thermal conductivity

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  • M. M. Rahman Dhaka University
  • M. A. Alim Department of Mathematics, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka

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https://doi.org/10.3329/jname.v6i1.2654

Keywords:

Implicit finite difference method, free convection flow, vertical flow, vertical flat plate, temperature dependent thermal conductivity

Abstract

The present numerical work describes the effect of the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) free convective heat transfer flow along a vertical flat plate with temperature dependent thermal conductivity and heat conduction. The governing equations reduce to local non-similarity boundary layer equations using suitable transformation have been integrated by employing an implicit finite difference method together with the Keller box technique. Comparison with previously published work is performed and excellent agreement is observed. Profiles of the dimensionless velocity and temperature distributions as well as the local skin friction coefficient and surface temperature distribution are shown graphically for various values of the magnetic parameter M, thermal conductivity variation parameter g and Prandtl number Pr.

Keywords: Implicit finite difference method, free convection flow, vertical flow, vertical flat plate, temperature dependent thermal conductivity

DOI: 10.3329/jname.v6i1.2654

Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Vol.6(1) 2009 16-29

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28.03.2010

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Rahman, M. M., & Alim, M. A. (2010). Numerical study of magnetohydrodynamic free convective heat transfer flow along a vertical flat plate with temperature dependent thermal conductivity. Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 6(1), 16–29. https://doi.org/10.3329/jname.v6i1.2654

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