Differential Equations and Nonlinear Mechanics
Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 52765, 9 pages
On a similarity solution of MHD boundary layer flow over a moving vertical cylinder
Faculté de Mathématiques et d'Informatique, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 33 rue Saint-Leu, Amiens 80039, France
Received 22 March 2006; Revised 2 July 2006; Accepted 26 July 2006
Copyright © 2006 Maryem Amkadni and Adnane Azzouzi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The steady flow of an incompressible electrically conducting
fluid over a semi-infinite moving vertical cylinder in the
presence of a uniform transverse magnetic field is analyzed. The
partial differential equations governing the flow are reduced to
an ordinary differential equation, using the self-similarity
transformation. The analysis deals with the existence of an exact
solution to the boundary value problem by a shooting method.