Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 115, Issue 1, pp 185–194 | Cite as

Unsteady hydromagnetic flow past a porous spherical or cylindrical surface

  • P. Hatzikonstantinou


The problem of unsteady hydromagnetic axial flow near the porous surface of a sphere or a cylinder is studied numerically. The fluid is considered to be electrically conducting, viscous and incompressible subjected to a magnetic field. Results are presented for the case of injected or sucked fluid with a constant velocity through the porous surfaces. The magnetic Prandtl number is set equal to one, while the magnetic Reynolds number is taken to be small enough so that the inducted magnetic field is negligible.


Magnetic Field Reynolds Number Prandtl Number Constant Velocity Porous Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Hatzikonstantinou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MechanicsUniversity of PatrasGreece

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