Unsteady Hydromagnetic Natural Convection Flow past an Impulsively Moving Vertical Plate with Newtonian Heating in a Rotating System


1 Department of Applied Mathematics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004, India

2 School of Mathematics & Computer Applications, Thapar University, Patiala-147004, India


An investigation of unsteady hydromagnetic natural convection flow of a viscous, incompressible, electrically conducting and heat absorbing fluid past an impulsively moving vertical plate with Newtonian heating embedded in a porous medium in a rotating system is carried out. The governing partial differential equations are first subjected to Laplace transformation and then inverted numerically using INVLAP routine of Matlab. The governing partial differential equations are also solved numerically by Crank-Nicolson implicit finite difference scheme and a comparison has been provided between the two solutions. The numerical solution for fluid velocity and fluid temperature are depicted graphically whereas the numerical values of skin friction and Nusselt number are presented in tabular form for various values of pertinent flow parameters. Present solution in special case is compared with previously obtained solution and is found to be in excellent agreement.