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Influence of magnetic field by free convection flow past an impulsively started vertical cylinder in the presence of Dufour and Soret effects

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Numerical modeling of two-dimensional, unsteady, laminar, isothermal heat and mass transfer by MHD free convection flow past an impulsively started vertical cylinder in the presence of Dufour and Soret effects is considered. The governing equations of the flow problems, valid in the free convection regime, are transformed into a nondimensional form using appropriate nondimensional parameters. These equations are solved numerically by an efficient, implicit, iterative, finite-difference scheme of Crank-Nicolson type. A parametric study illustrating the influence of the magnetic field, Grashof number, and the Dufour and Soret numbers on the fluid velocity, temperature, and concentration, as well as the local and average skin friction, Nusselt and Sherwood numbers is conducted. The obtained results are shown graphically and the physical aspects of the problem are discussed.

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Palani, G. Influence of magnetic field by free convection flow past an impulsively started vertical cylinder in the presence of Dufour and Soret effects. J. Engin. Thermophys. 21, 259–277 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1810232812040042

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Keywords

  • Nusselt Number
  • Free Convection
  • Sherwood Number
  • Average Nusselt Number
  • Vertical Cylinder