A Note on the Unsteady Flow of Dusty Viscous Fluid between Two Parallel Plates

Ajadi, Suraju Olusegun (2005)


We study the isothermal flow of a dusty viscous incompressible conducting fluid between two types of boundary motions- oscillatory and non-oscillatory, under the influence of gravitational force. Within the frame work of some physically realistic approximations and suitable boundary conditions, closed form solutions were obtained for the velocity profiles and the skin friction of the particulate flow. These results show that for a constant pressure gradient, only the velocity profile of the fluid and the skin friction are unaffected by gravity, while magnetic field is seen to affect both the fluid, particle velocities and the skin friction. Thus, our results are extension of previous results in literature, and graphical demonstration of some these solutions have been presented.