The problem of combined forced and free convection in a parallel-plate vertical channel is relevant in many industrial and engineering applications, such as heat exchangers, chemical processing equipment, fluid transport, and so on. A numerical analysis is performed within a combined forced and free convective magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow in a parallel-plate vertical channel. The MHD flow is assumed to be steady state, laminar and fully developed. The analysis takes account of the effects of both Joule heating and viscous dissipation, and is therefore relevant for MHD flow with high values of the dynamic viscosity as well as for high velocity flows. The non-linear governing equations for the velocity and temperature fields are solved using the differential transformation method. It is shown that the numerical results are in good agreement with the analytical solutions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Numerical Analysis
- Computer Science Applications
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics