Transient MHD Flow Through Rectangular Channel With Conduction Walls

S.Raji Reddy

Department of Mathematics, MGIT, Gandipet, Hyderabad, A.P., India. Email:



       In the present paper transient Magneto Hydro-dynamic rectangular channel with conducting walls is investigated. The problem is discretized by using ADI scheme. An interesting observation is that magnetic field along any line changes with Hartman number. The magnetic field obtained steady in about 40 time steps. Initially the magnetic field is found to fluctuate very much until a steady state is obtained. An interesting observation of this investigation is that the velocity distribution at the central point is almost constant for all times and for all Hartman numbers. The occurrence of maximum velocity along any line is found to be independent of Hartman number. The steady state is reached for all Hartman numbers at the same time.

Key Words:
ADI method, MHD, Rectangular channel.







International eJournal of Mathematics and Engineering

Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages:  1478 - 1486