On flow of electrically conducting fluids over a flat plate in the presence of a transverse magnetic field

Vernon J. Rossow
naca-tn-3971
May 1957


The use of a magnetic field to control the motion of electrically conducting fluids is studied. The boundary-layer solutions are found for flow over a flat plate when the magnetic field is fixed relative to the plate or to the fluid. The equations are integrated numerically for the effect of the transverse magnetic field on the velocity and temperature profiles, and hence, the skin friction and rate of heat transfer.

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