MHD Ekman layer on a porous plate
Abstract
An exact solution of the steady threedimensional NavierStokes equations is obtained for the case of flow past a porous plate at zero incidence in a rotating frame of reference by using similarity analysis. The behavior of the MHD Ekman layer on a flat plate, subjected to suction and blowing, is studied. It is shown that the Ekmanlayer thickness is inversely proportional to suction and directly proportional to blowing for a given Taylor number and magnetic parameter. The Ekmanlayer thickness is found to be inversely proportional to both the Taylor number and the magnetic parameter either under suction or blowing.
 Publication:

Nuovo Cimento B Serie
 Pub Date:
 October 1975
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF02728313
 Bibcode:
 1975NCimB..29..296M
 Keywords:

 Ekman Layer;
 Magnetohydrodynamic Flow;
 Porous Boundary Layer Control;
 Porous Plates;
 Rotating Fluids;
 Blowing;
 Earth Planetary Structure;
 Magnetic Effects;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 Suction;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer