This paper is concerned with the effect of combined viscous dissipation and Joule heating on unsteady mixed convention magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) flow on a rotating cone in an electrically conducting rotating fluid in the presence of Hall and ion-slip currents. The fluid properties (density, (?), viscosity, (µ) and thermal conductivity, (?)) are taken to be dependent on temperature and a strong uniform magnetic field is applied in the z-direction. It has been shown that a self-similar solution is possible when the free stream angular velocity and the angular velocity of the cone vary inversely as a linear functions of time. The unsteady Navier-Stokes equations along with the energy equation are reduced to a system of ordinary differential equations by using similarity transformations and the resulting equation system is solved numerically by using a shooting method. Results for the details of the velocity as well as temperature are shown graphically and the numerical values of the skin friction and the rate of heat transfer are entered in tables. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2008|
- Heat transfer
- Mixed convention
- Rotating cone
- Shooting method