Impact of Magnetic Field on Convective Flow of a Micropolar Fluid with two Parallel Heat Source

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Mathematics, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai - 603 103, India

2 Department of Mathematics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046, India

3 Division of Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Busan - 49112, South Korea


A numerical study is performed to analysis the buoyancy convection induced by the parallel heated baffles in an inclined square cavity. The two side walls of the cavity are maintained at a constant temperature. A uniformly thin heated plate is placed at the centre of the cavity. The horizontal top and bottom walls are adiabatic. Numerical solutions of governing equations are obtained using the finite volume method coupled with the upwind and central difference technique. Numerical results of the two-dimensional flow field governed by the Navier-Stokes equations are obtained over a wide range of physical parameters, namely the Rayleigh number, the Hartmann number, the inclined angle of the magnetic parameter and the vortex viscosity parameter. It is observed from the results, the heat transfer rate is reduced when increasing Hartmann number, inclination angle and vortex viscosity parameter. The higher heat transfer rate is obtained based on the Newtonian fluid compared to the micropolar fluid.


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