An electromagnetic free convection flow of a micropolar fluid with relaxation time

Research paper by M. Zakaria

Indexed on: 01 May '01Published on: 01 May '01Published in: Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computing


In the present investigation, we study the influence of a transverse magnetic field on the one-dimensional motion of an electrically conducting micropolar fluid through a porous medium. Laplace transform techniques are used to derive the solution in the Laplace transform domain. The inversion process is carried out using a numerical method based on Fourier series expansions.Numerical computations for the temperature, the microrotation and the velocity distributions as well as for the induced magnetic and electric fields are carried out and represented graphically.