Unsteady MHD free convection of micropolar fluid betwen two parallel porous vertical walls with convection from the ambient

  1. Zueco, J. 1
  2. Eguía, P. 3
  3. López-Ochoa, L.M. 2
  4. Collazo, J. 3
  5. Patiño, D. 3
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02k5kx966

  2. 2 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    ROR https://ror.org/0553yr311

  3. 3 Universidade de Vigo

    Universidade de Vigo

    Vigo, España

    ROR https://ror.org/05rdf8595

International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer

ISSN: 0735-1933

Year of publication: 2009

Volume: 36

Issue: 3

Pages: 203-209

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.ICHEATMASSTRANSFER.2008.11.008 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-60449093512 WoS: WOS:000264728200002 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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The present work is concerned with the unsteady free convection flow of an incompressible electrically conducting micropolar fluid, bounded by two parallel infinite porous vertical plates submitted to an external magnetic field and the thermal boundary condition of forced convection. The governing equations are solved using a numerical technique based on the electrical analogy, where only previous spatial discretization is necessary to obtain a stable and convergent solution with very low computational times. To solve the system of algebraic equations with time as continuous function, an electric circuit simulator is used. This method permits the direct visualization of the local and/or integrated transport variables (temperatures and velocities) at any point or section of the medium. Numerical results for temperature, velocity and microrotation are illustrated graphically. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.