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MHD fluid flow and heat transfer due to a stretching rotating disk

Elsevier Masson SAS
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2011.08.016
  • Rotating Disk
  • Radial Stretching
  • Conducting Fluid
  • Joule Heating
  • Shear Stress
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mathematics


Abstract The steady MHD laminar flow of an electrically conducting fluid on a radially stretchable rotating disk in the presence of a uniform vertical magnetic field is the subject of the present paper. The problem is an extension of the well-known von Karman viscous pump problem to the configuration with a stretchable disk with or without rotation first imposed in [1]. The governing equations of motion are reduced to a set of nonlinear differential equations by means of conventional similarity transformations. Energy equation accounts for the viscous dissipation and Joule heating terms. Employing a highly accurate spectral numerical integration scheme, the effects of a rotation parameter based on the wall stretching and angular velocity are examined. The quantities of particular physical interest, such as the torque, the wall shear stresses, the vertical suction velocity and the rate of heat transfer are calculated and discussed.

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