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Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics

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Volume 4, Issue 2


Numerical Study of Steady Flow Past a Sphere in an Aligned Magnetic Field

T.V.S. Sekhar
R. Sivakumar
Harish Kumar


The flow of a steady, incompressible, viscous, electrically conducting fluid past a sphere in the presence of uniform magnetic field parallel to the undisturbed flow is investigated using the finite difference method. The multigrid method with a defect correction (DC) technique is used to achieve the second order accurate solution. The Hartmann number M is used as the perturbation parameter. It has been found that the increase of magnetic field decreases the wake length (L) and increases the drag coefficient. The graphs of streamlines, vorticity lines, drag coefficient, wake length, surface pressure and surface vorticity are presented and discussed

Keywords: Navier-Stokes equations; MHD; Hartmann number; multigrid method; defect correction

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Received: 2004-02-11

Revised: 2004-03-11

Accepted: 2004-04-21

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Citation Information: Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics Comput. Methods Appl. Math., Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 215–227, ISSN (Online) 1609-9389, ISSN (Print) 1609-4840, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/cmam-2004-0013.

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