Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 183, Issue 2, pp 193–198 | Cite as

Free convection in hydromagnetic flows of a viscous heat-generating fluid with wall temperature oscillation and Hall currents

  • H. S. Takhar
  • P. C. Ram


A study is made of the free convection in hydromagnetic flows through a porous medium of a heat generating fluid past an infinite vertical porous plate. A strong magnetic field is imposed in a direction which is perpendicular to the free stream and makes an alge α to the vertical direction. The governing equations for the hydromagnetic fluid flow and the heat transfer are solved analytically. The influence of Hall currents, the permeabilityK and the inclination α upon the velocity field are shown in figures.


Heat Transfer Porous Medium Fluid Flow Heat Generate Wall Temperature 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. S. Takhar
    • 1
  • P. C. Ram
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of ManchesterEngland, U.K.
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsKenyatta UniversityNairobiKenya

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