Impact of magnetic field on flow past cylindrical shell using cell model

  • Krishna Prasad MadasuEmail author
  • Tina Bucha
Technical Paper


The present paper concerns about finding the impact of applied transverse magnetic field on parallel cylindrical shell of magneto viscous fluid by unit cell model. The considered flow is divided into three regions, bounded fluid region, porous region and inner cavity region, where the flow in the bounded and cavity regions is governed by Stokes equation and flow in the annular porous region is governed by Brinkman’s equation in the presence of magnetic field. The boundary conditions used at the fluid–porous interface are continuity of velocity components and stress jump condition for tangential stresses together with Happel and Kuwabara boundary conditions. Expression for volumetric flow rate in the presence of transverse magnetic field is calculated, and limiting cases leads to some well-known results. The effect of Kozeny constant versus fractional void volume for varying permeability, Hartmann numbers, viscosity ratio, separation parameter and stress jump coefficient is tabulated and represented by graphs. In the limits of the motion of porous cylinder and impermeable cylinder in the cell, the numerical values of the Kozeny constant are in good agreement with the available values in the literature.


Cylindrical shell Stokes flow Brinkman’s equation Hartmann number Drag force Porous medium 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNational Institute of Technology RaipurRaipurIndia

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