EFFECT OF BRINKMAN NUMBER AND MAGNETIC FIELD ON LAMINAR CONVECTION IN A VERTICAL PLATE CHANNEL

K.M. Joseph, P. Ayuba, A.S. Magaji

Abstract


The effect of Brinkman number and magnetic field on laminar convection in a vertical plate channel with uniform and asymmetric temperatures has been studied. The dimensionless form of momentum and energy balanced equations has been solved using one term perturbation series solution. The solution of the dimensionless velocity  and temperature  were obtained. The numerical values of the skin friction and the Nusselt number were obtained and tabulated. It was found that the effect of magnetic parameter enhances the effect of flow velocity by suppressing the turbulence while Brinkman number has accelerating effect on the temperature profile.


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