Hydromagnetic Blood Flow through a Uniform Channel with Permeable Walls Covered by Porous Media of Finite Thickness


1 Dept. of Math, Sri Krishna College of Eng. and Technology, Sugunapuram, Kuniamuthur, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, 641008, India

2 Dept. of Math, Amirta School of Eng., Amirta Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Ettimadai,Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, 641 105, India


The effects of Hartmann number, porous parameter and Darcy velocity on the steady flow of a viscous incompressible slightly conducting fluid through a uniform channel bounded by porous media of finite thickness under a uniform ransverse magnetic field are considered. It is assumed that the thickness of the porous media is much smaller than the width of the flow channel as in the case of blood flow in arteries and accordingly the BJR slip boundary condition has been employed. The effects of all the above parameters on the axial velocity of the flow and the shear stress have been investigated. Finally, these results are compared with a earlier problem of MHD flow through a uniform channel covered by porous media of infinite thickness where the BJ slip boundary condition has been employed