Incompressible Magnetohydrodynamic Entrance Flow in a Plane Channel Academic Article uri icon


  • The hydromagnetic flow of a conducting, incompressible fluid in the entrance section of a plane channel is analyzed. The problem is generalized to include a small cross-flow, small wall injection, Hall currents, and ion slip. The solution is carried out using two methods. The first is the generalized Krmn-Pohlhausen momentum integral method, and the second utilizes asymptotic power series in the small parameter =(x/LRe)1/2. The equations are solved numerically, and the two results compared with one another, as well as with similar studies in the literature.

published proceedings

  • The Physics of Fluids

author list (cited authors)

  • Saric, W. S., & Touryan, K. J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Saric, William S||Touryan, Kenell J

publication date

  • July 1969