Tank Drainage for an Electrically Conducting Newtonian Fluid with the use of the Bessel Function

Mansoor Ali Khaskheli, Kamran Nazir Memon, Abdul Hanan Sheikh, Abdul Majeed Siddiqui, Syed Feroz Shah

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In this work, an unsteady flow for drainage through a circular tank of an isothermal and incompressible Newtonian magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) fluid has been investigated. The series solution method is employed, and an analytical solution is obtained. Expressions for velocity field, average velocity, flow rate, depth of fluid at different times in the tank and time required for the wide-ranging drainage of the fluid (time of efflux) have been obtained. The Newtonian solution is attained by assuming 010 2=0. The effects of various developing parameters on velocity field υz and depth of fluid H(t) are presented graphically. The time needed to drain the entire fluid and its depth are related and such relations are obtained in close form. The effect of electromagnetic forces is analyzed. The fluid in the tank will drain gradually and it will take supplementary time for complete drainage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5377-5381
Number of pages5
JournalEngineering, Technology and Applied Science Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Signal Processing

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