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Hazem A. Attia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1

1Department of Engineering Mathematics and Physics, Faculty of Engineering, El-Fayoum University, El-Fayoum, Egypt


Received: December 6, 2005
Accepted: May 10, 2006
Publication Date: June 1, 2009

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The unsteady Couette flow of an electrically conducting, viscous, incompressible fluid bounded by two parallel non-conducting porous plates is studied with heat transfer taking the ion slip into consideration. An external uniform magnetic field and a uniform suction and injection are applied perpendicular to the plates while the fluid motion is subjected to an exponential decaying with time pressure gradient. The two plates are kept at different but constant temperatures while the Joule and viscous dissipations are included in the energy equation. The effect of the ion slip and the uniform suction and injection on both the velocity and temperature distributions is examined.

Keywords: Unsteady Flow, Couette Flow, Conducting Fluid, Heat Transfer


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