Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 104, Issue 2, pp 259–265 | Cite as

Hydromagnetic free-convection flow near a time-varying accelerated vertical plate

  • A. K. Singh


The effect of a uniform transverse magnetic field on the free-convection flow of an electrically conducting fluid past an exponentially accelerated infinite vertical plate is analysed for both cases, when the magnetic lines of force are fixed relative to the fluid and the plate, respectively. The Laplace transform method is used to obtain the expressions for velocity and skin-friction. The effect of a magnetic parameter is to decrease the velocity of water when the magnetic field is fixed to the fluid, while it increases the velocity field when the magnetic lines of force are fixed relative to the plate.


Magnetic Field Velocity Field Magnetic Parameter Vertical Plate Transverse Magnetic Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Singh
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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