Magneto hydrodynamic Turbulent Fluid Flow past an Infinite Vertical Porous Plate in a Rotating System

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dc.contributor.author Mayaka, Job Oqhoyho
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-14T09:20:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-14T09:20:39Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4100
dc.description Master of Science in Mathematics (Computational option). en_US
dc.description.abstract In this study, the turbulent fluid flow problem of a conducting fluid past an infinite porous vertical plate in a rotating system is investigated. Hall currents, mass transfer and Joule’s heating are accounted for in the present study. A deviation from the laminar flow, non–porous medium, Hall currents and Joule’s heating is sought. Mathematical formulation in which turbulence is approximated using Prandtl mixing hypothesis is constructed. The final set of partial differential equations obtained is resolved into difference equations using the forward time central space finite difference method. A computer program in matlab is used to iteratively solve the resultant difference equations. The solutions obtained are presented in form of graphs. The effect of various non–dimensional parameters on the flow profiles are discussed and physical interpretation given. Mass transfer, rotation, Hall currents and Joule’s heating are found to have profound effect on the primary velocities, secondary velocities, temperature and concentration profiles. The rotational parameter and Hall parameter are found to inhibit the primary velocities while enhancing the secondary velocities. Injection enhances all the flow variables while suction inhibits all flow variables. Results reported in the present study follow expected trends and are in good agreement with some of the previous studies.  en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Professor Mathew Kinyanjui Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology P.O. Box 62000 – 00200 NAIROBI Professor Johana Sigey Director, Kisii CBD Campus Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology P.O. Box 62000 – 00200 NAIROBI en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher JKUAT-PAUSTI en_US
dc.subject Magneto hydrodynamic en_US
dc.subject Turbulent Fluid Flow en_US
dc.subject Porous Plate en_US
dc.subject Rotating System en_US
dc.title Magneto hydrodynamic Turbulent Fluid Flow past an Infinite Vertical Porous Plate in a Rotating System en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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