Engineering Transactions, 25, 1, pp. 53-62, 1977

Megnetohydrodynamic Flow Past a Sphere

S. Swarup
Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khaz, New Delhi

P.C. Sinha
Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khaz, New Delhi

This paper deals with the slow steady flow of an incompressible, viscous, electrically-conducting fluid past a sphere in the presence of a uniform magnetic field. The magnetic field is weak and is aligned along the free-stream direction. The solution is sought by the method of matched asymptotic expansions under the assumptions that the magnetic pressure number b = O (1) and Rm<1, R<1.

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