Title

Boundary Layer Flow and Heat Transfer Over a Continuous, Porous, Flat Surface Moving In an Electrically Conducting Fluid

Abstract

This thesis presents an analysis of the boundary layer flow and heat transfer on a continuous surface moving in a parallel free stream with suction/injection, heat generation/absorption, and with an imposed magnetic field perpendicular to the surface. An explicit finite difference method is used to solve the unsteady state Navier-Stokes, continuity, several sets of values of the parameters involved. Both the the hydromagnetic and hydrodynamic cases are studied. The effect of the magnetic field is to decrease the time required for the flow to achieve steady state. However, the opposite is true for the temperature field. Also, the magnitudes of the velocity components u and v are reduced in the presence of the magnetic field. Again the opposite is true for the temperature field. The presence of suction or injection has a negligible effect on the time required to reach steady state. Suction does reduce the value of the velocity component u. The temperature field attains a higher value and requires a longer time to reach steady state with the presence of a heat source in the fluid.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1989

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Anderson, Loren A.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Sciences

Format

Print

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic

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