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Transient MHD Couette Flow of a Partially Ionized Liquid Metal in Rectangular Channel with Induced Magnetic Field by E.O. Chukwuocha, Musa Alex and J.D. Olisa (pages 41-50)
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The focus is on the influence of time development on a partially ionized liquid metal in the presence of an applied uniform magnetic field. The rectangular  channel is assumed to have a conducting, moving top plate and a stationary conducting bottom and side walls. Numerical solution  by an implicit finite-difference method of the Crank Nicolson type is employed. Results presented illustrate the influence of time variation and magnetic parameter for the two components of the fluid designated as ionized (i) and neutral (n)when the induced magnetic field is not negligible. The graphs presented for the velocities clearly show the effect of the parameters under consideration on the two components of the fluid.

Keywords: Transient MHD; Couette flow; liquid metal; partial ionization; finite difference.