, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 422-431
Date: 29 Jun 2010

Effects of Hall current on unsteady MHD flows of a second grade fluid

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Abstract

The aim of this present paper is to construct exact solutions corresponding to the motion of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) fluid in the presence of Hall current, due to cosine and sine oscillations of a rigid plate as well as those induced by an oscillating pressure gradient. A uniform magnetic field is applied transversely to the flow. By using Fourier sine transform steady state and transient solutions are presented. These solutions satisfy the governing equations and all associated initial and boundary conditions. The results for a hydrodynamic second grade fluid can be obtained as a limiting case when B 0 → 0 and for a Newtonian fluid when α 1 → 0.