Unsteady Rotating Flow Over an Impulsively Rotating Infinite Disk with Axial Magnetic Field and Suction

Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s40010-012-0014-z

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Kumari, M. & Nath, G. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. A Phys. Sci. (2012) 82: 97. doi:10.1007/s40010-012-0014-z


The unsteady rotating flow of an incompressible laminar viscous electrically conducting fluid over an impulsively rotated infinite disk in the presence of magnetic field and suction is investigated. We have considered the situation where there is a steady state initially (i.e., at t = 0, the fluid is rotating with constant angular velocity over a stationary disk). Then at t > 0, the disk is suddenly rotated with a constant angular velocity either in the same direction or in opposite direction to that of the fluid rotation which causes unsteadiness in the flow field. The effect of the impulsive motion is found to be more pronounced on the tangential shear stress than on the radial shear stress. When the disk and the fluid rotate in the same direction, the tangential shear stress at the surface changes sign in a small time interval immediately after the start of the impulsive motion.


Unsteady rotating flowImpulsively rotating infinite diskMagnetic fieldSuction

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.KNITSultanpurIndia