An investigation on an unsteady MHD natural convection flow with radiative heat transfer of a viscous, incompressible, electrically conducting and optically thick fluid past an impulsively moving vertical plate with ramped temperature in a porous medium in the presence of a Hall current and thermal diffusion is carried out. An exact solution of momentum and energy equations, under Boussinesq and Rosseland approximations, is obtained in a closed form by the Laplace transform technique for both ramped temperature and isothermal plates. Expressions for the skin friction and Nusselt number for both ramped temperature and isothermal plates are also derived. The numerical values of fluid velocity and fluid temperature are displayed graphically versus the boundary layer coordinate y for various values of pertinent flow parameters for both ramped temperature and isothermal plates. The numerical values of the skin friction due to primary and secondary flows are presented in tabular form for various values of pertinent flow parameters.
An investigation of unsteady hydromagnetic free convection flow of a viscous, incompressible and electrically conducting fluid past an impulsively moving vertical plate with Newtonian surface heating embedded in a porous medium taking into account the effects of Hall current is carried out. The governing partial differential equations are first subjected to the Laplace transformation and then inverted numerically using INVLAP routine of Matlab. The governing partial differential equations are also solved numerically by the Crank-Nicolson implicit finite difference scheme and a comparison has been provided between the two solutions. The numerical solutions for velocity and temperature are plotted graphically whereas the numerical results of skin friction and the Nusselt number are presented in tabular form for various parameters of interest. The present solution in special case is compared with a previously obtained solution and is found to be in excellent agreement.