Solutions of MHD boundary layer equations with transverse magnetic field and arbitrary pressure gradient

  • Lalitha
  • P. Ramamoorthy


Certain solutions of Magnetohydrodynamic boundary layer equations for a flat plate with a transverse magnetic field fixed relative to the fluid have been obtained using a power-series method given by Hassan. This power series solution has all the desirable qualities of Görtler series and, in addition, its zeroth order term which is governed by a non-linear total differential equation can be given in closed form. The first order term governed by a linear total differential equation has been integrated numerically. The results are tabulated for various values of S, the interaction parameter. The results show a decrease in the boundary layer thickness with a consequent increase in skin friction as the strength of magnetic field is increased.


Boundary Layer Skin Friction Boundary Layer Thickness Free Stream Velocity Transverse Magnetic Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lalitha
    • 1
  • P. Ramamoorthy
    • 1
  1. 1.National Aeronautical LaboratoryBangalore-17India

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