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Instability of MHD Fluid Flow through a Horizontal Porous Media in the Presence of Transverse Magnetic Field - A Linear Stability Analysis
The study was to conduct a stability analysis of pressure driven ow of an electrically conducting fluid through a horizontal porous channel in the presence of a transverse magnetic field. We employed the Brinkman-extended Darcy model with fluid viscosity is different from effective viscosity. In deriving the equations governing the stability, a simplication is made using the fact that the magnetic Prandtl number Prm for most of the electrically conducting fluids is assumed to be small. Using the Chebyshev collocation method, the critical Reynolds number Rec, the critical wave number αc and the critical wave speed cc are computed for various values of the parameters present in the problem. The neutral curves are drawn in the (Re, α)- plane for various values of the non-dimensional parameters present in the problem. This study also tells how the combined effect of the magnetic field strength and the porosity of the porous media to delay the onset of instability compare to their presence in isolation. In the absence of some parameters, the results obtained are compared with the existed results to check the accuracy and validity of the present study. An excellent agreement is observed with the existed results.
Brinkman Model, Chebyshev Collocation, Porous Media, Stability.
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