Electroconductivity of Steady Viscous MHD Incompressible Fluid between Two Porous Parallel Plates Provoked by Chemical Reaction and Radiation
Issue: 2017 - Volume 13 [Issue 2]
Alalibo T. Ngiangia *
Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, P.M.B. 5323, Choba, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Sozo T. Harry
Department of Physics, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
The effect of electroconductivity on MHD fluid flow through an even pore spaces on two parallel plates was carried out. Solution to the governing equations and analysis of the resulting parameters showed that an increase in Schmidt number and Chemical reaction result in an increase in both the concentration and velocity profiles of the fluid. The increase in Prandtl number and radiation parameter also led to a decrease in the temperature and velocity profiles of the fluid. An increase in Reynolds number, Grashof number due to temperature and concentration all led to an increase in velocity profile of the fluid while Hartmann number and electroconductivity bring about a decrease in the velocity profile of the fluid. Special cases of the fluid configuration, shear stress, Nusselt number and Sherwood number is also examined.
Keywords: Porous parallel plates, MHD, viscous incompressible fluid, couette flow, poiseuille flow, electoconductivity