Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 29, Issue 12, pp 5317–5324 | Cite as

MHD mixed convection slip flow in a vertical parallel plate microchannel heated at asymmetric and uniform heat flux

  • Mehdi Moslehi
  • Mohsen Saghafian


Developing steady laminar flow and mixed convection heat transfer of a Newtonian conducting fluid in an open-ended vertical parallel plate microchannel under the effect of a uniform magnetic field are numerically studied. The effects of the modified mixed convection parameter, \(\frac{{Gr}} {{Re}}\), the Hartmann number, M, the Knudsen number, Kn, and the heat flux ratio, rq, on the velocity and temperature profile are investigated. It is revealed that the velocity profile is strongly influenced by magnetic field. In fact, with an increase in the Hartmann number the velocity decreases for both Kn = 0 and 0.1 and for all mixed convection parameter values. The effect of magnetic force on the velocity profile is stronger, with respect to the temperature profile. In addition, with an increase in M, the slip velocity increases on both hot and cold walls for rq = 0 and rq = 1. It is observed that the friction factor coefficient has significant increases with an increase in the Hartmann number.


MHD Mixed convection Slip flow Microchannel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIsfahan University of TechnologyIsfahanIran

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