MHD thermaldiffusion effects on freeconvective and masstransfer flow over an infinite vertical moving plate
Abstract
The Soret effect on MHD freeconvective and masstransfer flow of an incompressible, viscous, and electricallyconducting fluid, past a moving vertical infinite plate is studied. The flow is assumed to be at small Reynolds numbers so that the induced magnetic field is neglected. The problem is solved with the help of the Laplace transform method for two different values of the dimensionless functionf(t) signifying two different cases, e.g., (i) when the boundary surface, the flat plate, is impulsively started, moving in its own plane (I.S.P.) and (ii) when it is uniformly accelerated (U.A.P.). The effects on the velocity field as well as on the skinfriction of the various dimensionless parameters occurring into the problem, especially the magnetic parameterM and Soret number So, are discussed with the help of graphs.
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 June 1992
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00653255
 Bibcode:
 1992Ap&SS.192...11K
 Keywords:

 Flat Plates;
 Free Convection;
 Magnetohydrodynamic Flow;
 Mass Flow;
 Mass Transfer;
 Thermal Diffusion;
 Conducting Fluids;
 Incompressible Flow;
 Laplace Transformation;
 Skin Friction;
 Velocity Distribution;
 Viscous Flow;
 Plasma Physics