Effects of Hall Current and Ion-Slip on Unsteady MHD Couette Flow


The unsteady MHD Couette flow of an incompressible viscous electrically conducting fluid between two infinite non- conducting horizontal porous plates under the boundary layer approximations has been studied with the consideration of both Hall currents and ion-slip. An analytical solution of the governing equations describing the flow is obtained by the Laplace transform method. It is seen that the primary velocity decreases while the magnitude of secondary velocity increases with increase in Hall parameter. It is also seen that both the primary velocity and the magnitude of secondary velocity decrease with increase in ion-slip parameter. It is observed that a thin boundary layer is formed near the stationary plate for large values of squared Hartmann number and Reynolds number. The thickness of this boundary layer increases with increase in either Hall parameter or ion-slip parameter.

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N. Ghara, S. Maji, S. Das, R. Jana and S. Ghosh, "Effects of Hall Current and Ion-Slip on Unsteady MHD Couette Flow," Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 1-13. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2012.21001.

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