Solutions in Variably Inclined MHD Flows


1 Department of Studies in Mathematics, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, -577 451, Shimoga, India.

2 Department of Mathematics, P.E.S. College, Bangalore-560 050, India.


We study the plane MHD flows when the velocity and magnetic fields are variably inclined and investigate the steady viscous incompressible flow problems of a fluid having infinite electrical conductivity in the presence of a magnetic field. Accounting for infinite electrical conductivity makes the flow problem realistic and attractive because the magnetic Reynolds number is very small for most liquid metals. Particular problems are discussed when magnetic lines are variably inclined but nowhere aligned with streamlines, when the fluid is viscous and non-viscous. Streamlines are parabolic as shown in the graphs.