Magnetohydrodynamic flow over a vertical stretching surface with suction and blowing

Research paper by R. S. R. Gorla, D. E. Abboud, A. Sarmah

Indexed on: 01 Oct '98Published on: 01 Oct '98Published in: Heat and Mass Transfer


An analysis is presented to investigate the flow and heat transfer characteristics of a vertical stretching surface with suction and blowing, and variable magnetic effects. The magnetic field of variable intensity is applied perpendicular to the surface. The range of the magnetic parameter M investigated is 0.1 to 1.0. The flow is considered steady, incompressible, and three-dimensional. The governing momentum and energy equations are solved numerically. Numerical results are presented for velocity distribution, temperature distribution, surface shear stress, and wall heat transfer rate. Discussion is provided for the effect of the magnetic field strength on the velocity and temperature fields.